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Old 08-16-2011
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2001+ 4x4 Ranger guys chime in PLEASE

Alright guys, some of you already know butI need all of you to check something for me by either taking pics OR I really like a video. My issue is that I have gear oil on my right CV Axle. I posted a pic on my FB about it and a lot of guys are saying that my CV looks like it has slipped out. I dont know, I've never owned a 4x4 until this truck.

I had jeweler54 do the same for me and his looks just like mine and has some play in it. His truck only has 9k miles im at 85k miles. he doesnt have gear oil everywhere, but his looks exactly like mine. his cv sticks out o housing just like mine. makes same noise and everything. I think his is fine. i just need to see if ya'll have any play in yours and if yours looks like it sticks out.

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Go out to your truck and take a video preferably of you grabbing your PASSENGER side CV axle and kind of pulling it out a little. I want to see how far yours sticks out and if it has any play in it. For reference, here is mine and ben's videos.

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http://www.youtube.com/user/dixieboy.../0/qIPrIBFOnB4

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http://youtu.be/Th0d1CVKWXs

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This is just to see if everyone's is like this so I can mark out the slipped out axle idea. i bet just the seak is bad. i definitely have oil all over the CV
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Sorry broski no pics here. Mine however does look the same. Appears the seal needs replaced though. Mine decided it wanted to play that game about a year ago.
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Ill go do this right now. I have normal play on passenger side. Driver side has like none but covered it oil
http://www.youtube.com/user/Nikon89x.../0/XyYMkUgtExQ

Update: I will Check a 2011 Ranger out at work today test a few on the lot. Too see if they have any play. I would replace the outer most seal. The Passenger side seal is at the Differential case. This requires removing the entire unit, it may seem nerve racking but it's not all that bad. The driver side the seal is on the outer axle tube.

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ok thats 4 peeps with same look and all. I mean ill still have to pulc CV which sucks, just making sure my cv is not slipped out
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pulling the cv is a breeze man. If i remember right it only took me an hour to change the seal and that was with my buddies around with all of us bs'ing.
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pulling the cv is a breeze man. If i remember right it only took me an hour to change the seal and that was with my buddies around with all of us bs'ing.
Did you completely remove it or do it on the truck?
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I did it in the truck. It can be done its a little harder to get the seal in straight though. If somebody has the time I would recommend dropping the diff.
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it looks perfectly to me. Even if it is seeping some its not like its ruining anything.

The CV will have some play in the area you mention. Its very easy to just slide it back in or off.

Replacing the seal is like replacing any other seal, just take your time and install it evenly.
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gonna tackle the seal here shortly and change out front diff fluid and rear diff fluid while im at it. i have a buddy with all the tools we should need and you guys for any help. but along with the pinion seal, front crank seal, this is my first axle seal ive ever replaced.

it'll be one of those things that once i get done, ill be like oh that was easy. It helps that i have Justin on hand too lol
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As said, looks normal. I hate oil all over too so I don't blame you for wanting to replace the seal.
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yeah its bugging me. even if it is a seal, i feel like truck is broken lol. and seeing that oil everywhere make me feel like a slackass even though everyone knows how I keep my truck
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embarassing. I lost respect for you, did you order a gallon of Meguiar's CV shaft grease cleaning paste? Only the best!
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Lol
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Hopefully none of that oil dripped on his driveway i would be pissed.
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embarassing. I lost respect for you, did you order a gallon of Meguiar's CV shaft grease cleaning paste? Only the best!
rofl you ***. fvcking hilarious
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I lol'ed at that.... hahaha
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i noticed mine doing that now too. it also hums now around 20-25 mph. dont know if you fixed it or what info you got but its almost like the inner axle shaft retaining clip isnt holding the axle in.
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