98 Ranger Front driveshaft CV joint...need a ball - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Drivetrain Tech General discussion of drivetrain for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-12-2015
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: winchester, ohio
Posts: 2
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?

Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-12-2015
99offroadrngr's Avatar
TOYOTA
iTrader: (37)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 11,728
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
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-13-2015
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: winchester, ohio
Posts: 2
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...

Thanks
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Front end Squeaking noise after Lower Ball joint replaced. Bluejayz79 Suspension Tech 1 03-28-2014 04:03 PM
Front driveshaft cv joint rebuild kit sacalait59 Drivetrain Tech 11 09-21-2010 08:33 AM
NEED HELP WITH LOWER BALL JOINT 03edge General Technical & Electrical 5 09-20-2010 06:31 PM
2003 Ranger 2WD Ball Joint question (coil) lemmy Suspension Tech 2 03-21-2010 05:56 PM
Front end issue... bad ball joint? wheel bearings? jtslmn720 Suspension Tech 0 01-27-2010 04:42 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:21 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.