front differental

Discussion in '1993 - 1997 Ford Ranger' started by RangerTom, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. RangerTom

    RangerTom New Member

    I'm looking for some info on the dana 35 with the dana 28 guts in it. I can't find the bearing and seal kit for it, and ford says that there is no such thing. Does anyone know what I am talkin about or do i have the only one of them?
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  3. 06FordFX4

    06FordFX4 Canadian Redneck

    What truck do you have? Year, trim level, etc.
  4. OP

    RangerTom New Member

    95 ranger xl 2.3l 5 speed manual
  5. 06FordFX4

    06FordFX4 Canadian Redneck

    ah, yes. the 93-97 4 banger rangers used a d35 TTB housing, with d28 innards.

    so you aren't the only one with it, and you aren't imagining things lol. as for the dealer not being able to find parts, Can't really help ya out there. I'll do some digging and see what I can come up with.
  6. Fx4wannabe01

    Fx4wannabe01 New Member

    Rare truck!

    Quick look up on came up with some results...

  7. Brinker88

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    I would personally just junk that third member. Grab a D35 chunk (I have an extra one if you need it) and rebuild that. There's no sense in messing with that oddball.
  8. OP

    RangerTom New Member

    I would just junk the third member but if I do that I'll have to change out the whole thing. The recess in the (cover) isn't big enough for the 8.8 ring gear and the axle shafts are not the same. Then I'll have to swap out the rear end to make it right. I priced the front out of an explorer, D35, 8.8 ring gear. The cheapest I have found around here is $800 and $300 for the rear. I ask why the front was so much. They said it was because I am buying everything, third member, axles, the independent front suspension, ring and pinion, springs, everything. There's gotta be a better way!!!!
  9. OP

    RangerTom New Member

    Thanks for all the help so far!
  10. Brinker88

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    Well, I have a complete front AND rear end minus a driverside beam (I do have the knuckle though). I'd sell everything I had to you for $500 BUT you're in Illinois..

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