Drive Train Axles Bearings problem
1994 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 275000 miles
I have a 1994 ford explorer with roughly 275 thousand miles on it. Its mostly just a backup vehicle and I want to convert it into a mud toy. But I encountered a slight problem. I was driving it home one day about a month ago and it stopped transfering power to my rear wheels. I got it towed home and was checking it out and my driveshaft still spins with the vehicle in gear and when the rear tires are jacked off up, you can spin the tires and it causes the driveshaft to spin (with the transmission in neutral) So by process of elimination I know the problem is in my rear axle someplace? But my question is do I just need to replace the axle shafts or am I going to have to replace the whole differential gears or both and how can I tell? And if I have to replace the differential gears (or spider gears I've heard it called both) how do I go about replacing those or is it a job better left to a professional? Or would it just be easier to swap a whole axle casing with all the axle internals already in it? This is my first time working with this problem so any and all help is greatly appreciated thank you!
Saturday, May 16th, 2009 AT 11:04 PM