1998 Ford Ranger 4wd Xlt

Asked by Sep 08, 2016 at 10:50 AM about the 1998 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab 4WD LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My ranger is making a growling/grinding noise when my
manual hub locks are set to free, it's a lous scary type
noise, i'm hoping its nothing to serious but it sounds it so
if anyone can help me out with any guidance it would be
appreciated

4 Answers

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950

Sound like one of your hubs are not disengaging all the way try removing it and take it apart, clean all parts very well, lubed them with new grease, and reassembling it. That might be all you need to do

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Now, it only happens when the hubs are Free not Locked because when they are locked, its fine but you think it might just need some lubrication to stop the grinding noise ?

950

Yes. If the hub is not disengaging all the was. Their are gears ( or teeth) in side and might be rubbing together when they should be apart from each other. Kinda like with a stick shift trans and you try to shift gears without pushing the clutch in I would take in apart. Clean it up real nice relube it. Make sure all the parts are moving nicely and put her back together. Won't cost much but time. It it doesn't work nothing ventured nothing gained. But then you are most likely have to get a hub kit if this is what you have going on. Hope it helps and good luck. But I think you can handle it

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