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Old 02-03-2011, 05:01 PM
Finn611 Finn611 is offline
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I have a '97 4.0 4x4. Im having a lot of problems with my auto hubs locking in and disconecting the 4wheele drive. It either locks in or most of the time it will lock in and slip out and start grinding when im driving. Now it wont go into 2 wheels drive or 4wheele drive. It is just stuck like half way and grinds when im driving. I just had the front end rebuilt( ball joints, u joints, tierod ends, wheels bearings, exc.) Is there anything easy I can do to fix this? Is it a known problem with these truck?
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:03 PM
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those auto hubs are crap, they are a common fail point in that gen ranger. i most replace them with manual hubs, thats what i did when my auto hubs crapped out on my 96, mine acted the same as yours when they did. warn sells a conversion kit to covert them from auto to manual.
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:06 PM
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What is it going to cost me for the conversion? A link would be well appreciated
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:09 PM
01_ranger_4x4 01_ranger_4x4 is offline
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man it was a few years ago, i think it was around $200 for the hubs and the conversion kit. youll have to search around for a link, not sure where the best place is to buy them online, maybe someone else will chime in. i got mine from a local truck accessory store.
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2001 Ranger 4x4 Stepside
-RCD Suspension lift
-33x12.5 BFG KM2's on Mickey Thomson classic locks
-4:56 gears
-Auburn gear LS
-James Duff traction bars
-Headers
-Flowmaster duals
-SCT X-Cal2 and some small exterior mods

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2321189

2005 F-150 Lariat 4x4
-LED third brake light
-Weathertech floor liners
-Edge tuner
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