1998 Ford Ranger Rear Differential Disassembly
Disassembly of 1998 Ford Ranger 8.8" Rear Differential. Replacement of rear bearings was required including pinion and carrier bearings. This is an overview of the process. Some steps may not be shown or shown in part. Refer to a shop manual for detailed instructions. I am not a mechanic but I do have a lot of experience with vehicle mechanical work and have had substantial coaching from my brother who is a mechanic. You may wish to view my related video on axle bearing and seal replacement.
Replacing a Differential (rear end) Seal
Replacing a differential seal has to be done right, else the bearings and gears can be damaged. And after the seal is replaced, it's a good idea to investigate the reason it failed.
How a Differential works ?
Help us to make future videos for you. Make LE's efforts sustainable. Please support us at Patreon.com ! https://www.patreon.com/LearnEngineering Working of a differential is explained in a logical and illustrative manner in this animated video. Differential helps in turning the drive wheels at different rpm while the vehicle is taking a turn.
Understanding Limited Slip Differential
Help us to make future videos for you. Make LE's efforts sustainable. Please support us at Patreon.com ! https://www.patreon.com/LearnEngineering This video is aimed at giving a clear explanation on working of LSD with help of animation. Working of clutch pack based LSD is elaborated here.