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Old 01-12-2015
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98 Ranger Front driveshaft CV joint...need a ball

Removing the front driveshaft while in the process of replacing a leaky clutch slave cylinder, CV joint came apart, found out it only had 5 ***** in it instead of 6.

Just bought the truck this summer, my kids needed to learn how to drive a stick, hadn't felt any vibrations but never had it in 4wd at road speeds, just around the fields on my farm.

Don't really want to spend $100 for a cv joint when all I need is a ball (if I cant find one, may just put it back together the way it was, been working so far), anybody know where I can get one?

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If your kids are going to be driving it, wouldn't you want to just spend the $100 to keep the vehicle safe? Buying used cv's isn't really a good idea unless its just a beater. you won't be able to find just 1 of the ball bearings anywhere. Junkyards will want to sell you the whole assembly
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The kids (they're still kids in my mind, 17 to 25 years old) would probably only be driving this on the farm/ back roads....and the older ones, only when they come for a visit.

Can you tell this was really just another toy for me?

Probably wind up buying one of the Doorman replacements,(don't trust running it with just 5 *****, even though it's been fine so far) just thought if somebody had a cv joint they were ready to throw away and wanted to sell me a ball...

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