Help! Locked front driver's wheel!
I was wondering if anyone had a diagnosis for my truck, my front driver's side wheel has locked up. I have a 2005 Automatic Ford Ranger XLT, 4.0 SOHC. I was driving to work, and as I made a left turn I heard (and felt) a loud thump, and about a 1/4 mile down the road, and loud grinding noises came from the front. I pulled over, and my girlfriend watched as i pulled forward- my front drivers side tire locked up. It took around 2500rpm to get the truck moving at all. I can reverse fine, and engage 4x4, but as soon as it shifts into drive the tire will not budge. If I shifted into reverse and back into drive, the front driver's side wheel would start working briefly (for about 10ft), but this has stopped being effective and now I can either reverse or drag the tire. Previously I have noticed a slight difficulty in disengaging form 4x4, but never anything major, just a slight turn of the wheel and it would pop back into 2x4. Any suggestions?
2005 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0 SOHC 4WD