Plowing with manual Bronco 2, in 4 lo, rear wheel buries in dirt when trying to reverse, front wheels don't feel like their working but back feel like they are limping along. what should I check?

Asked by Mar 26, 2016 at 09:58 AM about the 1988 Ford Bronco II XL 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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The Bronco 2 wasn't designed for plowing, it's just not that tough of a rig. First put the transfer case in neutral then check the front end hubs, make sure they are engaged, you may need to block up the whole rig to do this, you then turn the front driveline the front tire should rotate in opposite directions unless you had the optional limited slip diff installed then both tire should rotate in the same direction. Judging from what you stated it sounds like you may have a ring and pinion problem, but at this point I won't know if it is front or rear that is binding up in reverse, so the next step is to get it out of 4WD and then check the rear differential froward and backwards.

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OK thanks, been using the Bronco 2 on my drive for 15 years, been great for my mountain home but definitely could use something bigger. Of course it's snowing hard, will wait for things to settle then try your suggestion. Way cool you helped, again thanks-d

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