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Old 01-29-2010
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That sucks man... good thing you held off on the Bronco.
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my front shaft has that much play i think..and i just did the ujoint not long ago

anyway im up for some wheeling, since i lost my job and all this wk.
Yea, mine is more then a 1/4". I'm gonna say more then 1/2", but I was only able to check it with all the weight on the vehicle. Didn't have time to jack it up.

I'm not around this weekend, but as of right now I am next weekend. Sux about the job, good luck finding a new one.
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The rangers have different set up in the front. It's a u-joint in the front (diff.) and some wierd thing in the rear (t-case).

Mine went bad by the t-case made noises like you decribed. So I pulled it out and ran the last 2.5/3yrs i had the truck as a 2wd.
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just read through the work shop manual and it doesnt give a number for amount of play in u-joints just says binding seized or damaged ujoints must be replace (no SH!# Ford) they are so smart S-M-R-T!!
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The rangers have different set up in the front. It's a u-joint in the front (diff.) and some wierd thing in the rear (t-case).

and FYI that something wierd is called a CV (or Constant Velocity) Joint. they give it the same name as the cv axles but they are different with the same principles used. Make sure if you remove your driveshaft you mark both ends so its not mis-weighted when you reinstall. lol you make fix the clunk but end up with a nasty vibration if you dont mark it.
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and FYI that something wierd is called a CV (or Constant Velocity) Joint. they give it the same name as the cv axles but they are different with the same principles used. Make sure if you remove your driveshaft you mark both ends so its not mis-weighted when you reinstall. lol you make fix the clunk but end up with a nasty vibration if you dont mark it.
thanks for that
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The rangers have different set up in the front. It's a u-joint in the front (diff.) and some wierd thing in the rear (t-case).

Mine went bad by the t-case made noises like you decribed. So I pulled it out and ran the last 2.5/3yrs i had the truck as a 2wd.
Yea, I kinda need my 4wd though, so its not really an option.


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just read through the work shop manual and it doesnt give a number for amount of play in u-joints just says binding seized or damaged ujoints must be replace (no SH!# Ford) they are so smart S-M-R-T!!
Haha, no one ever said FORD were genius's.

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and FYI that something wierd is called a CV (or Constant Velocity) Joint. they give it the same name as the cv axles but they are different with the same principles used. Make sure if you remove your driveshaft you mark both ends so its not mis-weighted when you reinstall. lol you make fix the clunk but end up with a nasty vibration if you dont mark it.
Yep and am I correct to say that if the CV goes, I need a whole new driveshaft?
Yea, I know about marking the driveshaft. Replaced u-joints before. Can be a quite a bit of a pain in the a$$.
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Walter, if you're going to need a driveshaft, there's a guy who is not too far, good and inexpensive called Mr. Driveshaft near Wall Township. I've had him do some work a few times, he might be able to salvage what you already have as he did for my Bronco.
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Yep and am I correct to say that if the CV goes, I need a whole new driveshaft?
Yea, I know about marking the driveshaft. Replaced u-joints before. Can be a quite a bit of a pain in the a$$.

pain in the a$$....i actually think its one of the easier thinks on a truck.... and yes CV bad = new driveshaft


SO what day and time we wanna get these trucks dirts any one know?
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..... 24 inchs of snow down here near wharton.... whos truck is fired up and ready to roll?


F U Mother Nature - I see your 24 inchs of snow and raise you 33 inchs of RUBBER
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im down to play lol
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Walter, if you're going to need a driveshaft, there's a guy who is not too far, good and inexpensive called Mr. Driveshaft near Wall Township. I've had him do some work a few times, he might be able to salvage what you already have as he did for my Bronco.

Thanks John. Hopefully I'll be able to take a look at it soon.My buddy said I can use his garage at his job (family business construction, recycling) so they'll have a butt load of tools and what not that I can use.
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Old 02-13-2010
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so should we put an offical date on when we wanna go?
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Adam, I'm really starting to hate the snow and ice. I'm thinking it might be better to go out in March - don't know if anybody else feels that way..
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personally i like it- but your right it is getting out of hand.....i am good going anytime i dont care if we go both feb and march but i do wanna get a group together and weather seems like march would probably be better for everyone so yea
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Todays the day I take the driveshaft out and put in new u-joints since its so nice out. Hoping this will solve the problem.
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Old 02-22-2010
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Good luck....hope it fixes it
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Well considering the damn drive shaft didn't want to come out and I was fed up as it was (stripped one of the bolts. Didnt get it out till Sun). I just put it back together and went to the range for 2 1/2 hours. Maybe this weekend I will have better luck.
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seriously ..... this weather is not helping us plan this trip..... may become a snow covered trip
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Hows the last sat in March for everyone?
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