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4wd problem

i see most discussions on late model Rangers...but im hoping someone can shed some light on my problem....i have a 89 Ranger Super 4x4 2.9 with a 3.73 ratio. recently i engaged 4wd and it failed...the drivers side front axle ujoint snapped....im assuming the ujoint is attached to the axle shaft which requires replacement of the entire shaft...am i right? and how big of a job is this?
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So it snapped out at the wheel?

If so, it's just a matter of taken out the broken shaft and replacing it. Not to big of a job at all.
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yeah...the guys in the shop told me i needed a whole new front end....i guess to them that meant a shaft...but to me that meant o god find a whole new axle....they clarified and relieved my fear....should i change the passenger side too probably? makes sense since that sides just as old lol
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If I were you I would do both, just to be on the safe side.

It's not like it's common for these to break, but better safe than sorry
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i heard from a 91 ranger owner its a undo all the wheel stuff twist and slide out then slide in and twist...according to the haynes manual it looks a lot like that
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