Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 23:13:29 -0400 (EDT)
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small-list Digest Wed, 18 Oct 2000 Volume: 2000  Issue: 175

In This Issue:
Re: Vibration
Plug Wires
Re: Driveshaft Rumble
Ranger bed question


From: "Azie L. Magnusson" <>
Subject: Re: Vibration
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 07:10:17 -0500

You write:  >>.  Could I still have too much angle
on the carrier bearing and need to lower it a little more?<<

Could be..  you need as little angle change as possible at the u-joints..
I think 3 degrees change is max that u-joints will tolerate with out vibs..

Azie Magnusson
Ardmore, Al.


From: "Ron & Madeline Trampe" <>
Subject: Plug Wires
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 12:45:39 -0500

Two years ago I replaced the plug wires on my '96 Ranger, 3.0L. I didn't put
in performance wires, just a set of replacement wires that I bought from a
parts store. Didn't have any problems. Be sure to use the anti-seize
compound that comes with it so they don't seize on you.

Ron Trampe

> From: "Midnight" <>
> Subject: Spark Plug Wires
> Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2000 21:50:03 -0400
> Any tips on what and how to change a set of sparkplug wires on a 96
> I am afraid to touch anything with that coil pack in there.  I want to put
> in a set of performance wires, but what do I need to do special? Anything?
> ------------------------------


From: "Justin Kraynack" <>
Subject: Re: Driveshaft Rumble
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 20:26:15 -0400

Sounds like my '90 Bronco II a few years back.  Every time I'd stomp the
gas, or give it gas going up a hill from a dead stop, it would "rumble".  I
thought it was the transmission, but all checked out okay.  The drive shaft
needed to be replaced (about $290) or rebuilt ($100).  I chose to have it
rebuilt and haven't had any problem for about 5 years!  The driveshaft has a
CV joint, probably 2, that don't have grease fittings.  They can be rebuilt,
but I wouldn't try it myself.  The cost of having a driveline guy work on it
is well worth the investment!  Good luck.



From: "Mark Biederbeck" <>
Subject: Ranger bed question
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 21:08:13 -0700

I have a '91 Ranger 4x4 xtracab.  I would like to replace the bed entire bed
as it's getting pretty dinged up.  Will any short-bed fit (e.g. 2wd, regular
cab) or what are the rules?


Mark Biederbeck


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