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Old 12-02-2010, 07:11 AM
99F250Smitty 99F250Smitty is offline
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96 Ranger, When I turn left while 4x4 or Hubs are engaged I get a horrible clunking from the passengerside, while turning right I have no problem.

"U-Joint at the knuckle? or another problem?

IF thats the case what all is involved in changing that U-Joint?

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Old 12-02-2010, 07:14 AM
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yeah it sounds like an outer u joint. to replace it youll have to take the knuckle off and seperate the outer axle shaft from the slip joint and pull the shaft out to replace the u-joint.
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Old 12-02-2010, 07:18 AM
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on an older 4x4 ranger I used to own I remeber that the cv joint went out and sounded just likethat
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Old 12-03-2010, 05:04 AM
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yeah it sounds like an outer u joint. to replace it youll have to take the knuckle off and seperate the outer axle shaft from the slip joint and pull the shaft out to replace the u-joint.
Thanks, In another thread I was reading On an older late 80's model someone said something about having to remove a snap ring in the dif to get that axle out, is that the case on my 96?
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Thanks, In another thread I was reading On an older late 80's model someone said something about having to remove a snap ring in the dif to get that axle out, is that the case on my 96?
no because there is a slip joint in the shaft between the diff and the knuckle on the passenger side so you can pull it apart there.
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