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Squeaking when hubs locked

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Old 02-13-2019
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Squeaking when hubs locked

Hey all,

I have a 97 ranger 4x4. I have this odd squeaking when I have BOTH hubs locked. It almost sounds like a belt squeaking (I won't bore you with how far I've gone down that rabbit hole). The squeaking occurs weather or not I have the dial in the cab engaged in 2 or 4 wheel drive. I tried to isolate which side it may be coming from, and that's how I discovered that both hubs must be locked in order to replicate the problem. The squeaking occurs at speeds above 20 kph. Any suggestions on what may be going on?

Thanks!
 
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Most likely the u-joints on the front axles

Might be front drive line u-joint

Have both hubs unlocked and transfer case in 2WD then spin front drive line by hand, see if you can feel or hear anything
 

Last edited by RonD; 02-13-2019 at 06:04 PM.
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