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Old 01-20-2008
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Ok, i have a stock 1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 with a 3.0 V-6. I live in Rhode Island and in December we had a pretty big snow storm. While plowing through a snow pile in 4x4 high i heard and felt POP, POP! I stoped got out and didnt notice anything wrong, got back in the truck and my rear wheels just spun. Next day i took it to work and put it on the lift. Started it up, put it in drive; first in 2wd then 4wd and everything engaged. The transfer case engaged, front drive shaft spun but that was all. I was thinking either the front diff went or i blew my auto hubs. Any suggestions or additional questions are welcome.
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Old 01-30-2008
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HAHA mine did that same thing i have a 99 also and i did that live axle mod and now the 4 wheel works fine look in the how tos to find the mod!!!
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Old 01-31-2008
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Get some AVM manual hubs.
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time for AVM's... much better then auto hubs
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yeah get the avm hubs...i did mine and works great..i did a "how to" in the "how to" section so easy your mom can do it
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cant get AVM brand anymore, they have rugged ridge or some ****... sooo crappy.. atleast i think
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