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Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 08-23-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Ranger Bob
Thanks Tuck Guy 99 I thought I had given up...

Thanks Tuck Guy 99

I thought I had given up on buying the truck so I was half heartedly trying the transfer case shifting. Hubs weren't even locked in I just wanted to see if the transfer case...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 08-23-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By Ranger Bob
Thanks 87 XL! I've read a lot about these...

Thanks 87 XL!


I've read a lot about these engines being pretty tough and long lasting. Any issues to be aware of?


I'm going to look at it for the second time and want to know what to look...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 08-22-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By Ranger Bob
1987 Questions

Looking at a 1987 f150 4x4, 4.9L, 4 speed, duel tanks.

Any common magor issues with these?
It has duel shocks in front is this common? Why?
Both tanks read way over full, why? Owner says they...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 F150 08-03-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,783
Posted By Ranger Bob
Have about 400 miles now. All different types of...

Have about 400 miles now. All different types of driving but been taking it easy from a stop. Still no noise and still gets warm/hot at pinion bearing.

Great tip on the speed sensor! The...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 F150 07-29-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,783
Posted By Ranger Bob
Mr CMK Yeah but it could have went south in...

Mr CMK

Yeah but it could have went south in a hurry! If the gears were new it would have made this a lot more difficult do to different shim set up on pinion and RG. A lot more adjusting shims...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 F150 07-29-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,783
Posted By Ranger Bob
I did a lot of research to get the best price on...

I did a lot of research to get the best price on (in my opinion) high quality parts. Timken bearings all made in USA except one, a Canook. I just added all my receipts. The total is $315.00 That...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 F150 07-29-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,783
Posted By Ranger Bob
Thanks MR CMK REFLECTIONS: I only...

Thanks MR CMK


REFLECTIONS:

I only know what the (reputable with personal knowledge) pro quoted me, $600 - $700. I don't know what the final cost might have been. Going into this project, it...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 F150 07-29-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,783
Posted By Ranger Bob
Yesterday about noon I filled the diff. with oil...

Yesterday about noon I filled the diff. with oil and friction modifier and drove it for 6 miles then let it rest for an hour, then 10 m. and rest, then 18 m. and rest. All at varying speeds up to 60...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 F150 07-29-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,783
Posted By Ranger Bob
That was a bust also! I guess its just a pain...

That was a bust also! I guess its just a pain and mess unless you get the fancy plunger doohicky thing.

Good news! I can feed myself!
Forum: 2004 - 2008 F150 07-29-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Ranger Bob
If anyone is interested, the whole store is at...

If anyone is interested, the whole store is at "REAR AXLE QUESTION"
Forum: 2004 - 2008 F150 07-28-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,783
Posted By Ranger Bob
Sometimes I'm very impressed with my ability and...

Sometimes I'm very impressed with my ability and skill level for someone thats never had any training. Then other times I'm surprised I can feed myself! At the beginning of this post I explained...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 F150 07-28-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,783
Posted By Ranger Bob
I have everything together! Preload ended...

I have everything together!

Preload ended up at 27 inch pounds. Higher than I was shooting for but I was at 18 and just barely moved the nut. checked again and was at 27. Whacked both end of...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 F150 07-26-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,783
Posted By Ranger Bob
longbed Thanks! I'll shoot for 21-23...

longbed

Thanks! I'll shoot for 21-23 preload and .010" backlash. Thats what I needed clarified. You might have seen my other post where I ask for specs and got yet another set of numbers. I...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 F150 07-25-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Ranger Bob
thanks David I don't understand how Ford has...

thanks David

I don't understand how Ford has manuals with different specs for the same differential. Driving me crazy!
Forum: 2004 - 2008 F150 07-25-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Ranger Bob
Have found conflicting backlash specs also. ...

Have found conflicting backlash specs also.

.006"-.010", .011-.016, .010-.015 in this case .010" looks to be a good number.

DOES ANYONE KNOW THE CORRECT BACKLASH SPEC FOR THE DIFFERENTIAL...
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