2000 front hubs

Discussion in '1998 - 2011 Ford Ranger' started by Freemans 00, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. Freemans 00

    Freemans 00 Active Member

    Anyone know how to take the hubs apart. My problem is getting the black cover off I tried using a screwdriver I help pry but I really don't want to break it. And how hard is it to put back together? I'm just taking the silver T shaped metal clip out some of you may know what it does like I do.
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  3. Brinker88

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    Use a small chisel or flathead screwdriver and tap it w/ a hammer around the lip of the cap. Should pop right off.
  4. OP
    Freemans 00

    Freemans 00 Active Member


    thats what it looks like your saying tap the screw driver in all of those small slots
  5. Hurley

    Hurley Superultramegalurker

    Why are you taking them apart?
  6. OP
    Freemans 00

    Freemans 00 Active Member

    take the metal clip out so I have a functional front end that way i can use 4wd 10/10 times instead of .5/10
  7. Hurley

    Hurley Superultramegalurker

    You should do the manual hub swap. I did the swap and I love it! You can leave them unlocked and put your t case in 4lo and it will lock the rear so you have 2wd low range. It's great for popping high curbs or pulling a boat up a boat ramp. You can get a set of hubs for $160ish if I remember correctly.
  8. OP
    Freemans 00

    Freemans 00 Active Member

    That sounds great but I can do this fix for free lol. plus id hate getting out of the truck every 5 minutes or so in the winter to put in 4wd or in 2wd
  9. djfllmn

    djfllmn ^^^ I am Mr. Clean!

    get a live axle set up from an 01+ ranger
  10. OP
    Freemans 00

    Freemans 00 Active Member

    Ill have that when I take the metal clip out lol the dust cover is just a pain in the ass to get off on mine. Im just going to take a pair of pliers and squeeze it if it breaks o well ill buy a new cover for like 10 bucks

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