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Squeaking when hubs locked

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?

Old 02-13-2019
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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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