Newbie here. needs help with diagnostic.
I have an 88 ranger 4x4 purchase about 3 months ago. since I have replaced the inner and outer tie rods and had the front end lined up, also put new tires on this truck. I had a pretty bad vibration, between 35mph and 45 mph. it would then go away then return at 55mph. I put new ujoints and a new center driveshaft bearing. this helped get rid of the vibration between 35-45 mph. but still had the vibration starting at 55mph.
Yesturday I spent a few hours dropping the rear drive shaft and rotating 1/4 turns at the rear axle and the transfer case this made no difference.
I then thought I wonder if this could be in the front end. So I locked the fron hubs and put it in 4x4 and drove straight down the street.. the vibration was terrible! I disengaged the 4x4 and left the fron hubs locked (they're manual) and drove it again terrible vibration also noticticed a clunking noise coming from the right side. I checked the axle u-joints they seemed to be okay. Any one else had a this problem? or any suggestions. I'm not sure if it's the wheel bearings. axle u-joints or the hubs.
Any help would be appreciated!
Last edited by demaxx1; 11-15-2009 at 06:59 AM.