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Icon8 center bearing is melting!

i just put in a new center bearing and it makes lots of noise and it is melting,what is wrong?
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Center bearing? Where is the bearing located? on the axle or what?
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the center duh
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Really?!

Is he referring to the pinion bearing or what? If its the pinion bearing he's talking about then the preload is to high......pinion bearing preload should be set to no higher than 20 inch pounds.
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i have a two-piease drive shaft it suports the small driveshaft from the transmission side.
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pictures are worth 1000 words dude
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yes i know,dont have my camera right now,this sucks big time...lol
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dude... call up a junk yard and get a 1 piece from a 98+ truck for ext cab.... solves your problem you can usually get a steel one for like $70 then u-joints if it needs it...

Lifted97ranger Maurice did it to his 97...
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did not know you could get a one piece, would the u joints off the two piece fit on a one piece? just got new u joints a week ago.
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did not know you could get a one piece, would the u joints off the two piece fit on a one piece? just got new u joints a week ago.
not sure some are bigger some arnt.. you might have to use the mating flang off your back and front on this drive shaft... real easy just PM Maurice he did his
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cool thanks,zach
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The one peice drive shaft should just bolt right in. You shouldn't need anything. the crossmember that the center bearing sits on can be removed. Some will say its needed but if you look on the newer rangers they don't have it and it doesn't support anything so you can just grind off what ever holds it on or unbolt it or what ever.
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The one peice drive shaft should just bolt right in. You shouldn't need anything. the crossmember that the center bearing sits on can be removed. Some will say its needed but if you look on the newer rangers they don't have it and it doesn't support anything so you can just grind off what ever holds it on or unbolt it or what ever.
yes it is NOT structeral
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