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Ok, now that helmet, face guard and body armor is in place... How can you tell if its "LIVE" axel? I am NOT a mech by NO means...
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All I asked was a question because I dont know! And I have to wind up with this crap from RLong31???? Thats why when anything goes to public forum, Ya gotta have one of THOSE knid!
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1998-2000.5 have PVH 2000.5- current are live axle. if you want to be sure you can pop off your front lug nut cover and if it is PVH then there will be a black hub looking thing sticking out.
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You need to be more specific is what he is saying...err...picturing. Your OP is very vague. Let me TRY to translate so everyone understands, let me know if it's right.

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Ok, now that helmet, face guard and body armor is in place... How can you tell if its "LIVE" axel? I am NOT a mech by NO means...
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Ok, now that I have prepared my mentally for any possible flaming that may occur due to my following question, I need to find out if my 2000 Ranger has the older PVH front axle or the AVH Live front axle in 2000 1/2+ Rangers. I am not a mechanic so someone please explain how I can find out even though I do not have prior experience in this subject.
Guessing that since you have been looking for a Pulse Vacuum Hub you have the pre-2000 1/2 PVH non-Live front axle. Sorry.

To double check just go to a parking lot with no cars or objects and have a buddy sit in the truck and roll it around in D or in 1st for manual. Crouch next to the truck as it moves and see if the front driveshaft is moving with the rear driveshaft even though the 4x4 is NOT engaged. If it doesn't move you have the PVH non-Live axle, if it does then you have AVH Live axle.
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Ok, now that helmet, face guard and body armor is in place...
WTF does this mean?

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How can you tell if its "LIVE" axel? I am NOT a mech by NO means...
What are your truck specs? If you are 4wd, 2000 and up, then yea you probly have live axles.

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All I asked was a question because I dont know! And I have to wind up with this crap from RLong31???? Thats why when anything goes to public forum, Ya gotta have one of THOSE knid!
Try to clarify what it is you are talking about, and give details so people aren't shooting in the dark to try to answer you. Or yea, you will get stupid answers like I gave. Searching is also your friend, sometimes the answer can be found that way. If you exhaust the search effort, then ask a clear question with details.
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You need to be more specific is what he is saying...err...picturing. Your OP is very vague. Let me TRY to translate so everyone understands, let me know if it's right.
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Ok, now that helmet, face guard and body armor is in place... How can you tell if its "LIVE" axel? I am NOT a mech by NO means..
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Ok, now that I have prepared my mentally for any possible flaming that may occur due to my following question, I need to find out if my 2000 Ranger has the older PVH front axle or the AVH Live front axle in 2000 1/2+ Rangers. I am not a mechanic so someone please explain how I can find out even though I do not have prior experience in this subject.
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like I said I AM NOT a mechanic! Every time I go to napa or wherever they ask if its pre or post whatever? Post what , how big was it before it got wet? I dont know!
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No problem, it took me a bit to decipher what he meant as well
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Ok did the driveway test so they must be Live then, the cv joint lQQkin things were both turning with the drive shaft. My buddy is the mech, works out of town, I cannot wait three weeks for him to return. I dont mech and he dont hunt. good trade
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Defiantly get that confirmed but it sounds like you are Live axle. There is another way to tell that is really obvious I just can't remember.
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I am on my phone right now so i cant do it, but if you google ranger live axle, it will pop up q few threads from other forums. One of them explained what years etc have live axles and then posted a picture of how to tell. I can look it up later and link it, but give that a shot and see if you can find it.
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make a signature of your vehicle so we know what you have and it makes answering your questions easier.
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You know what!! Maybe I shouldnt be operating ANYthing with more than 1 moving part!!!! sheesh!! Puled stands off lease 2 weekends ago, replaced hub assy on sunday of that weekend, havent drove it since, it was 4hi already!!! Never mind then. It IS pulse vac for sure. Now Ill just go and hold breath for bout 6 hrs...maybe THATLL cure stupid

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If there's a nut at thd end of tje Áv joint then its live.
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....... if it does then you have AVH Live axle.
WTF is this AVH **** you keep saying?

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If there's a nut at thd end of tje Áv joint then its live.
Easiest way to tell IMO.
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Ok did the driveway test so they must be Live then, the cv joint lQQkin things were both turning with the drive shaft. My buddy is the mech, works out of town, I cannot wait three weeks for him to return. I dont mech and he dont hunt. good trade
if the previous owner modded the pvh hubs they'll also be locked. pop the center cap off and check



thats a pvh hub


Google. took me 2 seconds to find a picture
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