5 speed with bad bearing
OK here is the lowdown. I have had this little 1992 Ranger with an I-4 engine for about 10 days. Well on the way to work I heard and felt a growl, pulled over, and the engine locked down (crap engine just toasted). Well thank goodness it was not that. After pulling the tranny off hoping the clutch had gone it turns out the front input shaft bearing had gone. I pulled the top shift cover off and saw the bearing in shambles. I have removed the bearing except the inner and outer race so there seems to be no input shaft or bearing house damage.
I just need to know if anyone else has had this problem, any problems they ran into changing this out (yes I am mechanically inclined), and where would be the best place to purchase this (at a resonable cost) and the oil guides and troughs for this. I did see a good parts breakdown of this on Therangerstation.com.
I did see the problem that took out the bearing. The oil guide that troughs the oil to the bearing had melted some time in the past so either the bearing got hot and melted this plasitc guilde or the guild melted and allowed the bearing to crap out due to no oil.
Last edited by PLoftin; 01-07-2008 at 01:23 AM.