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Old 06-05-2018, 01:27 AM
Zander Zander is offline
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Default Low mileage ranger spider gear wear

Hi everyone, I recently noticed that my driveshaft going into the differential has a lot of play. It doesn't seem like there's any excessive backlash between the pinion and ring gear but the spider gears and the center pin all do a lot of moving around. I found a video that shows the exact same symptoms as my truck has, I'll put the link below. Just wondering if this is normal or if I need to do new spider gears and center pin. Anyway take a look at the video and tell me what you think if you have a couple minutes. If not no worries. It's a 97 2.3 2 wheel drive 5 Speed 7.5 open diff 4.10 gears with 80,000 miles

1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0 5 Speed Manual 2 Wheel Drive 68,000 miles

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