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Old 01-19-2006
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REPACK YOUR WHEEL BEARINGS.
well with all the rocks and such out, my truck is back to normal, it rides great with no odd noises like the "squeeling pig". The bearing dont seem to be making any kind of noises, but i guess i should do them anyways... another day, now i have to go finish the interior
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Sounds liek u got in something liek that black Mudd we have in texas just doesn't have a bottom
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^^^Looks like he needed a snorkel!!!^^^
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I'm with you! The seals suck, at least on 4x2's for sure, and my old grease turned to soup from the water that got in there.

Now, they get cleaned/repacked at LEAST twice a year, and I'm putting new seals on (cheap) each time.
I'm guessing your Ranger is 4x2?

98+ Ranger 4x4s use unit hub bearing assemblies; non-serviceable.
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dont wait to long on those wheel bearings
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I'm guessing your Ranger is 4x2?

98+ Ranger 4x4s use unit hub bearing assemblies; non-serviceable.
Correct. But his is also I believe, so it was relevant.

Since almost EVERYONE I go wheeling with is 4WD, I'm well aware of the unit-bearings in the 4x4 hubs, lol -- but thanks for rubbing it in further...
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Im not realy sure how to pack the bearings, i took the caliper and pads off to clean, but there is another part of steel that holds the caliper in place. I didn't know how to take it off and i only saw one bolt. I need to remove it before the rotor comes off
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There are two bolts that hold the caliper bracket in place. Make sure to torque them back down properly when you are done. There are 2 bolts that hold the caliper on, and two bracket bolts to take the bracket off. One is behind the spindle in the middle and is hard to see -- but it's there. The other one is down low and easy to get to.
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ok, well i remember the one thats low down near the bottom but i guess i'll have to look for the other
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the pictures look gross, I don't usually even let my truck get dirty before its time for another coat of armor all. The mug on the underside looks like its caked on thick, atleast you got out.
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Andrew, that is a crap load of mud!! Those interior pics are nasty...I get all cleaning crazy when my dash is dusty...LOL

As for the pic of the guy trying to rescue his truck.....now that's sad. At least he got it running again, pretty lucky!!
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Correct. But his is also I believe, so it was relevant.

Since almost EVERYONE I go wheeling with is 4WD, I'm well aware of the unit-bearings in the 4x4 hubs, lol -- but thanks for rubbing it in further...
hehe, I didn't mean to sound pompous!

From your avatar I thought you had a 4x4...bada$$!
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As for the pic of the guy trying to rescue his truck.....now that's sad. At least he got it running again, pretty lucky!![/QUOTE]


that poor poor truck of his just needs to be shot it was nice when he got it now its a piece of crap he hasnt even had it for a monthhe deployed the airbags,tore up his valnce, and busted a fog light idk he thinks its a jeep wrangler/boat/rock crawler/mazda rx8/trash truck we have named it nessy and the lake is the lock ness
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opps meant to quote rolldogg but it messed up
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hehe, I didn't mean to sound pompous!

From your avatar I thought you had a 4x4...bada$$!
lol! No harm, no foul! You haven't been around that long, so you didn't know. I'm eventually doing a SAS, adding a 4x4 tranny (shorter tailshaft) and transfer case etc. I'm keeping this truck "forever" and just building it as I go along.

Short history: bought the truck with no thought of offroading, met some guys online, got talked into going with my stock 4x2 and then got hooked. Now I've done a lift, FX4 axle with locker and 4.56 gears, 35's etc. -- it just keeps on building.

I've done so much work to this truck, and enjoy it SO much, that I'm just keeping it and I'll mod it as required. Thinking of starting all over again with 4x4 just makes me tired...

Thanks for the comment though!
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Andrew, that is a crap load of mud!! Those interior pics are nasty...I get all cleaning crazy when my dash is dusty...LOL
yea im usualy the same way, but this was unexpected events. Its all clean now, took me 8hrs today for the entire truck
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