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Old 01-27-2010, 08:38 PM
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Default FWD 4X4 Driveshaft?

My 1999 Ranger 4X4, FWD. driveshaft, aft. yoke assy. has a non-stantard U-joint. I replaced all the others, but I'm unsure what to do with this? Is this a dealer item only? & does it need to be pressed on the driveshaft? Thanks! Elwood
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:50 PM
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Old 01-31-2010, 05:36 PM
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I've been told it's an un-serviceable joint. But I've also been told it's a serviceable joint. So honestly, I havn't a clue. I upgraded to a normal double cardon U-joint instead of that CV crap.
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:42 AM
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When you say you up-graded, did you buy a new drive shaft, with regular U-joints on both ends?
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:54 AM
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Also, has anyone taken apart the slip-joint on the rear driveshaft to lube? If so, was this difficult? I could only find the clamps or the kit, which includes, I guess, 2-clamps, the rubber boot, & the grease, at the Ford dealer. The price was: $20 per clamp, or $191 for the kit. Why would a small rubber boot cost $150? Can this be purchased somewhere else besides the dealership? Thanks! Elwood
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Old 02-04-2010, 12:49 PM
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When you say you up-graded, did you buy a new drive shaft, with regular U-joints on both ends?
I upgraded because of my lift kit that binds the rear joint on the stock front shaft. I replaced the CV shaft with a double cardon(dual ujoints making one high angle joint) 97 and older Explorer/Ranger shaft. Had it shortened, and mated it to my CV Tcase flange with the use of an adaptor from Neapco.

Essencially I made myself a Superlift "heavy duty" driveshaft for alot less than their $450-550 retail price.



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Old 02-04-2010, 01:22 PM
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Excellent photos! Now, I see what you did. My Jeep has that same arangement, with the double U-joints. It looks like you took the attachment yoke from the same vehicle you got the driveshaft from, & it appears to bolt right up to the original flange on the transfer case? I don't need to take it as far as you did, I was just helping a friend replace his U-joints on a stock 99 Ranger 4X4, when we ran into that crazy-looking joint on the aft-side of the fwd driveshaft.
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Old 02-04-2010, 01:45 PM
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It's actually an adaptor to mate the case to the shaft. Didn't come off anything, it's an aftermarket piece. Pretty much a specific Ford CV 6-bolt adaptor made by a company called "Neapco". I got part numbers and links and stuff on my external but you don't need them. lol.
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Default Re: FWD 4X4 Driveshaft?

Old thread, i know, but i was wondering how much you had to shorten the shaft by. Possibly may be putting a lift on my ranger, trying to get an idea what to do for that front shaft.
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