Last post on Sep 17, 2012 at 9:07 AM
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Ford Ranger, Suspension, Truck
#8 of 14 1996 ranger Front suspension
Feb 29, 2008 (4:49 pm)
i have my 96 ranger with i Beams i bent the axles my springs are bent and i need new shox in stead of replacing all that i was thinkin about putting a f-150 Front end on it what years had the i beams and what am i goona need to do to change it or shouldd i just stick with my reg front. am i just going to weld new sping mounts? what elese is there .
#9 of 14 Front end dropped 3 inches!
Jul 08, 2008 (10:20 am)
My '92 Supercab has a 2.3L and a 5 speed w/ a/c.
Today,while coming home on the last turn the truck made a loud bang. The right side front dropped about 3 inches. The wheel is still upright in the wheelwell and is not rubbing anywhere. Since it's raining like crazy - I didn't look under the truck.
Could the frame have broken? Any suspension parts besides balljoints?
Need a clue here, guys! Thanks.
Oct 15, 2009 (5:50 am)
i have a 2000 ranger and it rides rough everytime i hit a bump it is making a popping noise,i put new shocks and tires on the front and it still does it,can anyone tell me what it is that i need to replace.i was told to replace the ball joints
#11 of 14 2000 Ford Ranger XLT 4X4, Violent vibration in front end
Nov 28, 2010 (7:53 pm)
I just bought this truck 2 weeks ago. Have had no problems so far.. However, while driving today (about 65mph, turning on an on ramp), I felt a violent vibration in the steering wheel. I pulled over as it continued to shake, I started back out and all was fine, tried shaking the steering wheel.. still no more vibration. As I was pulling back into my driveway (Again, a sharp turn), I noticed that it felt like the front differential was locking up. It felt like one of my tires was slipping, though they are new and I don't see any uneven wear.
I had previously been hearing a hum, so this morning before all of this happened I put the car up on jacks to check the wheel bearing assembly and I couldn't find any slop when shaking the wheel at all.
One of my thoughts is it could be a CV shaft? Or something in the front differential itself
Anyone else have an idea of what could cause this?
#12 of 14 99 ranger 4x pop and shimmy
May 22, 2012 (1:03 pm)
#13 of 14 99 ranger 4x pop and shimmy
May 22, 2012 (1:03 pm)
My 99 ranger 4x makes aloud pop and then has a wicked shimmy any small bump i hit. If I come to a complete stop and start again it will be ok untill i hit another bump or exceed 30mph. What is going on?
#14 of 14 Re: ford ranger [bassfisher1]
Sep 17, 2012 (9:07 am)
Had the very same problem. Take a look at your anti sway bar ends. Mine were wore out and when I replaced them(which was a snap) problem was solved.