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90 ranger rear end put on a 87 bronco 2? would it work?maybe for a little while?


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I have a 90 ranger 2.9 2x4 auto, and a 87 bronco 2 2.9 manual 4x4.
the broncos rear end i think is toast :pissedoff: (rig only moves when 4 wheel drive is engaged) could i use the rear end off my ranger for the bronco?
 


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you could use it but if I am not mistaken the axle is narrower than the b2 axle try to find an axle out of an explorer it is bit wider than the bronco axle
 

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oh

alright ill give that a try...so frustrating i just bought it too.
well any hoot thank you kindly im off to the yard.
 

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You make want to check the rear driveshaft, the cv style ones like to go out easily, and don't make much noise either...(in my experience)

That could be why only 4 wheel works, seems more likely than the rear diff going out..
 

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i didn't think of that

im gunna go see if that may be it right now..
thank you very much.
 

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hot damn

well yesterday i had my brother in-law put it in gear. the frickin drive shaft is spinning loose in the cv! so i got the part on order. thank ya!
 
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Standard failure mode for RZeppa CV Bronco II shafts. It occurs when the shaft is overextended or overcompressed; it pulls apart and pounds the spring and circlip into the next millenium.

The fix is to check the LENGTH; these are ridiculously short shafts, and any adjustment in rear ride height can change it, especially if you've been playing with pinion angle. As a rule of thumb, if you need to pry the driveshaft in or out, you have a problem.
 

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