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Old 06-05-2018, 09:08 PM
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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
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Old 06-08-2018, 09:44 PM
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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
Thanks,
Alex
Video Link: https://youtu.be/n96vqaNs--M
I had the same problem in my 2000, replaced the pin and gears w/ Yukons and it still has a little play. No where near the amount before though. Hope that helps
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