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#2426 of 2995 2000 Ford Ranger axle shafts
Jan 16, 2007 (9:37 am)
I have a 2000 Ford Ranger, and have exhuasted pretty much all my resources to find out if my truck has 31 spline or 28 spline axle shafts. I have the 8.8 rear diff, with 4.10 gears. If I had to assume, I would assume I have 31 spline axles, but some of the info I have found does list 28 spline axles for the 8.8 rearend. Does anyone have a sure fire way of getting my axle spline count without pulling the diff cover to check? The reason I am askin is because I have an open diff, and I want to install a detroit locker, but need the spline count. I dont want to waste money on a new gasket, just to get a spline count if I dont have to. I even went through the workshop manual on Fords website and it isnt even definitive about this.
I should add. I have 3.0L Flex w/5-spd man. Off-road package with torsion bar front suspension, and 2" factory lift. P245/75R16 tires from factory replaced with LT245/75R16's. This is the trail head package, so I have the same setup as the 4x4's, but without the front axle, transfer case, or limited slip rear diff.
#2427 of 2995 Re: 2000 Ford Ranger axle shafts [fordtech]
Jan 16, 2007 (2:52 pm)
Ok I got the info I needed. I hadn't thought to talk to the parts guy and see if he had the info I wanted.. LOL
#2428 of 2995 Re: 2001 ranger has some chattering when accelerating [montess2k4]
Jan 19, 2007 (7:02 pm)
I have the same problem...mine chatters mainly between 40-45 mph. I ran premium fuel and it took the chattering noise away but I still feel the vibration in the gas petal. I have no idea what else to try. The vibration is just as annoying as the chattering. Suggestions??
#2429 of 2995 Vehicle Information when POSTING!!
Jan 19, 2007 (7:27 pm)
People, please include Year, Model (ie XL,XLT, 2wd, 4wd, man.trans, auto trans)as well as Engine size. All of this informatin is RELEVANT to helping you guys fix any concerns you have, or atleast give you, and us, an idea of what to look for.
This would be greatly appreciated by us, and you, should we be able to poinpoint the system causing the concern. Atleast then we can also identify a possible fix for the concern.
#2430 of 2995 Re: 2001 ranger has some chattering when accelerating [montess2k4]
Jan 20, 2007 (12:45 am)
my overdrive shuts off on my 98 ranger splash once I hit 50 or 60 mph. i had diag done and am told that I need a new torque converter, tcc solenoid, trans wiring harness and filter and pan gasket....ouch for around a grand....
#2431 of 2995 Re: problems with lights [nerangerdrvr]
Jan 20, 2007 (1:01 am)
I don't know about the interior light but the "door ajar" dummy light has a tendency to stick during cold weather...I had same issue and just used wd 40 on the latches....and it is now gone. I previously had to remove my interior bulb because when the dummy light came on, the interior light stayed on also....
#2432 of 2995 Re: 2001 ranger has some chattering when accelerating [critterz]
Jan 20, 2007 (8:10 am)
I will tell you right now you can do all of that yourself and save yourself a bunch of money. Everything you listed there is easy to do. You can order that TCC solenoid from any autoparts store, but its probably goin to be around $100 or more. The harness, converter, and pan you can should be able to get at the salvage yard. If you dont have one local here is a site that lists parts from thousands of salvage yars around the country. http://www.car-part.com/ I did a search for the pan, converter, and harness. I came up with 3 possibles on the converter, 5pages for a harness (most were engine harnesses), and got a quote request page for the pan.
What I am most curious about is why they said you needed a whole new trans wiring harness. Usually if there is a wiring problem they can overlay wires and replace pigtails instead of replacing the WHOLE harness. If the pan was just bent, straighten it out. The converter can be rebuilt, I would see if you can find one of those, but I cant help ya out on that TCC solenoid. Those ya should buy new.
Hope this helps.
#2433 of 2995 1999 XLT Ranger
Jan 20, 2007 (11:16 am)
Recently my emerg brake warning dash light stays on. The brake releases fine. Any solutions?
#2434 of 2995 Re: 1999 XLT Ranger [buster15]
Jan 20, 2007 (11:26 am)
Check your fluid level in your Master Cylinder resevoir.
That light has 3 uses that I can think of off the top of my head.
1. Notification that the parking brake is set.
2. Notification there is problem in the service brake system.
3. When this light is actived by a low fluid level or service brake problem then the abs system is INACTIVE or doesn't work.
First step when the red "Brake" light is on, is to check the "P" brake is not on. Second, check the fluid level in the main resevoir on the Master Cylinder. Third, verify no leaks from hoses or rear brake cylinders. That should help diagnose your problem.
IF all of the above are satisfied, and you can't find a leak or low fluid level, I would use a simple test light to see if you can get a ground through the wire leading to the "P" brake, while it is disconnected from the switch. If you can do that, then the wire has chafed and found an alternate path to ground. Trace the wire back up to the cluster.
Jan 20, 2007 (1:56 pm)
Will a aod trans work with a 2.3l. The aod trans is out of a 89 mustang.