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transfer case chain slack

Hi ,I have a Ranger 2006 4x4 auto . Does anyone know how to take the slack out of the drive chain inside the transfer case ?? Where is the chain tensioner adjuster located ?? Thanks Bud
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you have to replace the chain to get the slack out their is no adjuster
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i would look in other places before the transfer case.

put it in 4x4 and with the wheels off the ground turn the front driveshaft and youll feel the slack,,,,what symptoms are you having?
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Thanks All ,

When I go to reverse it has some slack . You can feel it wind up or it is not instant with a bump. Thanks bud
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With the rear wheels off the ground, turn the rear driveshaft at the slip shaft opposite of one another. you will probably find there is play in the slip shaft. mark the two pieces of the driveshaft, remove the boot, clean out all the grease and install ford PTFE grease and re-assemble
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Thanks Justin , Bud
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With the rear wheels off the ground, turn the rear driveshaft at the slip shaft opposite of one another. you will probably find there is play in the slip shaft. mark the two pieces of the driveshaft, remove the boot, clean out all the grease and install ford PTFE grease and re-assemble
Are you talking about the front blk rubber cv style boot on the aluminium ds that connect to the back of the tcase?

Whats fords PTFE grease?
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yes it is a boot that covers the slip shaft

it is the grease that ford specifies to use in the slip shaft

it is very important you mark the two pieces before disassembly, or the phasing of the driveshaft will be off and youll get some awesome vibrations.
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yes it is a boot that covers the slip shaft

it is the grease that ford specifies to use in the slip shaft

it is very important you mark the two pieces before disassembly, or the phasing of the driveshaft will be off and youll get some awesome vibrations.
Oh alright, nice to know. thanks
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Thanks for the info all . I desided to adjust the reverse plantary band . On a hunch I was right . The band was 1& 1/2 rounds off . Took about 2 hours an there are no more wind up .It's like new . Thanks all . Bud
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