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Old 05-07-2010, 07:48 AM
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Default U Joints

My ranger needs new u joints. What size should I buy and where is the best place. Also is there a tutorial showing how to replace them or do I have to take it into the shop
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Old 05-07-2010, 09:24 AM
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Default Re: U Joints

Just about any after market store sells them. You can pick up a press at Habor Freight for $50 for a DIY. Make sure you get greasable u-joints (they will have a zirc fitting).

If you decide to do it, mark everything with a marker or a paint pen before you start so everything is lined up the way it came off or you may end up with a balance problem.

The steps are simple.

1. drop the shaft.
2. remove the retaining clips with pliers.
3. press out the old u-joints.
4. put some more grease in the cups before installing the new ones.
5. press them in making sure the markings done previously line up.
6. install new clips tha come with the u-joints.
7. reinstall the shaft.
8. grease the u-joints then and every 5,000 miles
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Old 05-07-2010, 01:52 PM
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Default Re: U Joints

How many u joints on a 4WD 2004 ext cab Ford Ranger?
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Old 05-09-2010, 03:23 PM
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I'm not familiar with the Ranger but experience from other trucks, 4. Two for the back shaft and two for the front.
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