1998 ford ranger xlt 4wd 4.0l


Asked by Apr 08, 2017 at 09:22 AM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1998 ford ranger xlt 4x4 4.0l I had
a bad wheel bearing on the front left. The
hub bolts onto the knuckle with 3 bolts on
the rangers. I put a hole new hub assembly
on bearing spindle and all. The truck has
abs but only in the back. So I told the guy
at the part store 2wheel abs so I whent
home and put it on anyway the truck goes
down the road smoooth no noise nothing
but when u hit 60mph it has this
unbelievable shake in the frond that comes
ever 1 or 2 seconds it starts at the front of
the truck and rattles out to the back then
starts agn.... I thought mayb a deformed
hub assembly never had this plroblem
before and I have been runing rangers for a
long time anyone know what it could

1 Answer


I say to check the front axles, may have had a leaking boot around the CV joints, causing it to go bad, but the axles would need to be turning. Maybe the front hubs are locked in due to something in the 4x4 system.

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