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

Help

930

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

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

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 ?

930

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

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 1998 Ford Ranger 4WD CV axle retaining clips 3 answers

    I am in the process of replacing lower ball joints on my 1998 Ford Ranger XLT 4WD. During removal of the right side hub from the CV axle, I broke the plastic retaining clip and sprung the spiral clip...

    1998 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab 4WD SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • my 1999 ford ranger xlt 2 answers

    I have a 1999 ford ranger xlt 4.0l vs auto trans. Can I take a manual trans out of a 94 ranger that had a 4.0l v6 as well, put it in my 99 take the clutch peddle and all???

    1999 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab Stepside 4WD SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Are a 98 ford ranger and a 04 ranger rear end interchangeable 1 answer

    Need to swap out rear end on 98 ford ranger what years match

    1998 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab 4WD SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Ford ranger wont start 5 answers

    2009 ford ranger wont start

    2009 Ford Ranger XLT SuperCab 4Dr 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • what size motor is in 1998 ford ranger xlt 1 answer

    1998 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab Stepside SB

    -

    General

Ranger

Looking for a Used Ranger in your area?

CarGurus has 5,805 nationwide Ranger listings starting at $1,650.

ZIP:

Search Ford Ranger Questions

Ford Ranger Experts

#1 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 1,250
#2 Tracy Hooks
Tracy Hooks
Reputation 800
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 750
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,194 Great Deals out of 206,316 listings starting at $1,499
Used Toyota Tacoma
541 Great Deals out of 40,814 listings starting at $2,495
Used Nissan Frontier
305 Great Deals out of 25,149 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet S-10
10 Great Deals out of 1,345 listings starting at $1,395
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,717 Great Deals out of 175,749 listings starting at $1,250
Used Dodge Dakota
106 Great Deals out of 3,781 listings starting at $1,680
Used Dodge Ram 1500
455 Great Deals out of 11,152 listings starting at $700
Used Ford Mustang
476 Great Deals out of 45,735 listings starting at $1,999
Used Jeep Wrangler
276 Great Deals out of 18,163 listings starting at $2,950
Used GMC Sierra 1500
822 Great Deals out of 68,199 listings starting at $2,484
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
346 Great Deals out of 46,938 listings starting at $1,895

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Ford Ranger For Sale
39 Great Deals out of 933 listings starting at $4,995
2010 Ford Ranger For Sale
23 Great Deals out of 411 listings starting at $3,999
2009 Ford Ranger For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 343 listings starting at $4,295
2008 Ford Ranger For Sale
20 Great Deals out of 400 listings starting at $2,988
2007 Ford Ranger For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 370 listings starting at $2,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.