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Old August 11th, 2011, 06:51 PM   #1
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I recently traded my jeep for a 1991 F150. The kid I got it from said the whole front axle is bad (twin Ibeam suspension) he gave me the whirl front axle or what ever you wanma call it. I'm curious if I could just take the gears out of extra the axle he gave me and put it in the one in the truck. And I noticed the steering box leaking and the trucks all over the road. Any suggestions?
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if the axles are both of the same style, (i.e. both ttb) then you can swap the gears as long as they match the rear. But you should also take a look at why it's wandering so bad. Look at the ball joints and tie rod ends. Jack it up by the frame and wiggle all the moving parts and check for slop. Don't forget an alignment after you install any steering parts.
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Ok thanks. Definitley gonna do that
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I put it in 4 Lo put it in reverse and kind of torqued on the gas with my foot on the brake and it slips out of 4x4. It's not the transfer case, the axle is like slipping. I'm not sure if its lock out hubs or what. Amy advice would be appreciated
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I think the best thing to do is tear apart the front axle. check for worn, or broken parts. You will be able to tell whats going on there. The ford factory hub lock are notorius for going out. I sell parts at a ford/chrysler dealer and we do go threw a ton of those.
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Yup, I just replaced the locking hubs and that was it thanks a lot. I know I gotta replace the passenger side axle ujoint is that hard on these old fords?
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that depends on how much dirt and rust there is. other than that it's real easy.
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