Discussion in '1998 - 2011 Ford Ranger' started by IronRod, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. IronRod

    IronRod New Member

    2002 Ford Ranger Supercab XLT 4x4, 4.0 V6
    For a while, I've had a light "ticking" sound from the left front when I turn the wheel tightly to the left. Recently, this has become a loud knocking sound. CV replacement, yes? Other thoughts?
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  3. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    Sounds like it to me.
    Is the boot ripped? If so, then its obviously a bad CV.
  4. RangerAl

    RangerAl Member

    CV axles are getting pretty inexpensive to purchase, I would just replace both side. Just as a regular maintenance parts, I think that model are live axles.
  5. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    Replacing the entire axle would be easier than replacing just the boot.
    When I worked at the muffler shop we found that replacing a drive axle, rather than pulling the joint and replacing just the boot, was a lot quicker and less stressful operation to endeavour.
  6. RangerAl

    RangerAl Member

    Dean, it is also cheaper too.
  7. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    Drive Axles are $5 now, eh?
    That's pretty good!
  8. RangerAl

    RangerAl Member

    $5? Thats a deal, Dean. I got a pair for my Tacoma from Detriot Axle for $69 plus free shipping. Not sure how much the Ranger go for, don't need it yet.
  9. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    ...and I never paid $69 for a boot.

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