Re: 1998 Ranger U-Joints
On Fri, 23 Sep 2005 14:10:57 GMT, "Mark Schofield"
>I had a humming noise which I thought was front wheel bearings (2002 Ranger
>4x4 ext cab 4L 25k miles). So did the dealer, so they put in new front wheel
>bearings. Still the noise. Tires were stock Goodyear Wrangler AT/R 245s.
>Rotated tires. Still humming. Saw a thread in this newsgroup about that
>specific tire causing problems. Went to the NHTS web site and found a TBS on
>the problem. Bought new tires and the problem went away. Hammonasett Ford
>gave me a prorated check. The old tires still had allot of tread (30k
>miles). Don't know if that's your problem, but it's worth some thought.
Thanks for the reply.
I'm pretty sure in my case it's a bearing, which means I have to replace
the entire hub unit as Ford has made these unserviceable. After I sent the
original post I discovered that I have CV joints and not U-Joints.
The only question left is, is it the left or the right that needs
replacing? The noise goes away as I turn to the left only and comes back
as I straighten out. This makes me think the load is being taken off the
left side and therefore is that side that needs replacing.
Looks like an aftermarket part will be $212.00. I wonder what kind of job
it's gonan be to replace that..