4WD front bearing seal?
This weekend I was under my Ranger and noticed something not right. On the inside of the driver side front bearing (where the drive axle goes into the bearing area) I found what looks like a rubber ring floating in there. I could move it around but could not remove it. I looked at the passenger side and the same ring was there but it was not floating around. It was in a fixed position. I know that floating ring is not right but do not know what it is (possibly the seal?) and if it can be repaired without taking the entire hub assembly apart.
Does anybody have any ideas or suggestion what I am dealing with?
2002 FX4 Bright Red Supercab 4.0 SOHC, manual 5-spd & Tcase, 33" BFG MTs, K&N air filter, Modified air box inlet, Gibson SS cat. back exhaust, Bama flash, Hidden Hitch round receiver, Rear helper air springs, Electric trailer brake controller, Line-X bed liner, WAAG bar with KC lights and Wildernest shell.