Plastic cap inside rear drive shaft? - 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 11-15-2010
tractorman's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 190
Plastic cap inside rear drive shaft?

Have an 02 4.0 4wd Ranger. For a while I had this rattling noise from the truck, narrowed down to the rear drive shaft, noise coming from within it. I pulled it off today, and split the shaft to find a plastic cap that is the source of the noise. How do I get it out of there? What's the point of this cap? I am thinking of getting a sawzall blade that really long and cutting it in half to get it out. What do you guys think?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-15-2010
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Upstate,NY
Posts: 2,598
I need pics of this.
In over 40 years I have never seen an intact driveshaft that you could see inside of.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-15-2010
Ford04Ranger4.0's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Plattsburgh, New York
Posts: 3,390
pics
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-15-2010
Level III Supporter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
I had the same problem it used to be a shield to keep grease from going down the shaft on the slip yoke. They like to break off on the alum driveshafts just break it and take it out. I think we used a sawall and or a torch on it, it's been a while I don't remember.



Quote:
Originally Posted by OTRtech View Post
I need pics of this.
In over 40 years I have never seen an intact driveshaft that you could see inside of.
Then for 40 years you have never seen a driveshaft on alot of 4x4 vehicles that have a slip yoke in them you usually should grease them too.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-15-2010
Redrocket's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Waynesville n.c
Posts: 1,993
same thing here i grabed mine with a piar of long plyes and melted it out with a torch
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-16-2010
tractorman's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 190
Yup, that's what I ended up doing. Sorry, no pictures.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2wd manual Drive Shaft Swap to a 4x4 Drive shaft Swap 2001fordranger Drivetrain Tech 6 03-05-2011 08:06 PM
Want to Buy: Ranger rear drive shaft in Ohio AirborneJordan Engine & Drivetrain 0 09-19-2009 02:51 PM
rear aluminum drive shaft on craigslist littlered General Ford Ranger Discussion 7 08-22-2009 04:19 PM
price for rear aluminum drive shaft? littlered General Ford Ranger Discussion 1 06-24-2009 12:14 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 03:39 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.