Hi, I'm new to the forum and am more of a vw and bmw guy, but my friend/roomate has a 99 ranger 3.0v6 4wd that basically exploded the rear diff a few days ago. I pulled the diff cover and collected all of the broken gears and chunks of metal
I found a 2000 2wd 4cyl ranger being parted out locally and was trying to determine if you can put a 2wd rear axle into a 4wd truck or are they different size/lug pattern/drive sharft bolt pattern etc. Just thinking it will be easier to replace the entire axle as a unit than try to get that diff out because it will not budge.
Sorry if this question has been answered before, I tried a quick search but could only come up with 2wd to 4wd conversions.
Thanks in advance!