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Old October 24th, 2007, 10:47 AM   #21
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i dont know if it is the front seal or not. i am driving it tomorrow so i will get to see how it shifts. he said he has never had probelms with the trans though because he used it for a plow truck. you should see the bumpers on this thing though.new shocks, brakes, according to him correctly maintained.
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Old October 24th, 2007, 11:50 AM   #22
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if its not coming from the bellhousing its probly not the seal, if the fluid is clean/ with no burnt odor its probly good
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Old October 25th, 2007, 09:41 AM   #23
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i will see today. how big of tires could i put on a bronco without lifting it or cutting the fenders? i am lookin @ this bronco and aother in pinkney saturday. want to get one b4 dec 1st
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Old October 25th, 2007, 11:10 AM   #24
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you can run 33s with no cutting, you will need to trimm or space the front bumper forward slightly or the tires will rub on it
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alright. thanks man.
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Old October 26th, 2007, 08:43 AM   #26
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glad i can help out, i ran 33s with no lift on my 87 for 7-8 months no problem
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i knew i could fit decent sized tires w/ out lifting, just wasnt sure how big. eventually i want to put a lift in, i only have enough money right now to get a truck.
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Old November 1st, 2007, 09:13 AM   #28
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Alright, i have another question, spider gear in a '91 bronco, would mean needs new transfer case. how hard would it be to put a new transfer case in? along with a new front driveshaft.
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"spider gears" are in the diffs, not the T-Case.....don't know what your issue is with the spider gears, but they have nothing to do with the T-case


And it's a two hour job to do the t-case and D-shaft (unless something is rusted/broken)
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the 4x4 doesnt work, i believe he said it was a spider gear causing the problem. wasn't too sure about where the spiders gears were, i was told that if spider gear bad + no 4x4= new T case. could i pull a T-case of an older bronco and put it on?
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"spider gears" are in the diffs, not the T-Case.....don't know what your issue is with the spider gears, but they have nothing to do with the T-case


And it's a two hour job to do the t-case and D-shaft (unless something is rusted/broken)
you can check the transfer case by pulling the front d shaft then putting it in 4 whell drive listen for bad noises, also grab the front out put and try and turn it to see if it went into 4 wheel drive, if the problem is blown up spiders in the front diff parts are easy to come by, i would just find a front third member with matching gears and swap the whole unit.
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doesn't sound too hard. just checking cause i dont want to look into buying something that is going to cost me a fortune and 3 weeks to fix.
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Old November 1st, 2007, 11:02 AM   #33
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Steer clear of this one!!! I know of a couple of guys that have Broncos that they are willing to sell. One is a BII that you had showed interest in before. He had it sold and the deal fell through. It is an 89 and you could get it for around a $1000.00. Got some rust but everthing works. Two sets of tires. The other guys has a couple of fullsize both 89s I think. Those would need a little wrenching. Give the guy a call on the BII before he re-posts it and tell him Mike sent you. His name is Dan 734 502-0074. If he doesn't answer leave a message stating who you are and your from Great Lakes. Good Luck!!!
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Steer clear of this one!!! I know of a couple of guys that have Broncos that they are willing to sell. One is a BII that you had showed interest in before. He had it sold and the deal fell through. It is an 89 and you could get it for around a $1000.00. Got some rust but everthing works. Two sets of tires. The other guys has a couple of fullsize both 89s I think. Those would need a little wrenching. Give the guy a call on the BII before he re-posts it and tell him Mike sent you. His name is Dan 734 502-0074. If he doesn't answer leave a message stating who you are and your from Great Lakes. Good Luck!!!
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Dude, they guy is blowing smoke up your ass in every category possible. Spider gears bad + no 4x4 DOES NOT = new T-case. Hell, I can't even see how bad spider gears would cause no 4x4 and someone even think the t-case needs to be replaced.


Simply put, if the spider gears are bad, they either have broken teeth or stripped splines. If they have stripped splines, expect the axle shafts to be stripped as well. In either case, there will be metal floating around in the diff. This will likely lead to failed pinion and carrier bearings, as well as possibly fubaring the Ring and pinion (depending on metal size....if spider gear teeth break its more than likely the R&P will get damaged by the large metal chunks floating around).

Additionally, no 4x4 can be caused by the T-Case motor or associated wiring/switches/ecu being bad. It can also be caused by a bad t-case.

Either way, as numerous people have said before, if it were me I'd steer very clear of this heep....the guy sounds crooked (or has no clue what he's talking about) and it sounds like a vehicle that you buy and sink tripple its cost into it to make it functional
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Old November 1st, 2007, 03:32 PM   #35
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Dude, they guy is blowing smoke up your ass in every category possible. Spider gears bad + no 4x4 DOES NOT = new T-case. Hell, I can't even see how bad spider gears would cause no 4x4 and someone even think the t-case needs to be replaced.


Simply put, if the spider gears are bad, they either have broken teeth or stripped splines. If they have stripped splines, expect the axle shafts to be stripped as well. In either case, there will be metal floating around in the diff. This will likely lead to failed pinion and carrier bearings, as well as possibly fubaring the Ring and pinion (depending on metal size....if spider gear teeth break its more than likely the R&P will get damaged by the large metal chunks floating around).

Additionally, no 4x4 can be caused by the T-Case motor or associated wiring/switches/ecu being bad. It can also be caused by a bad t-case.

Either way, as numerous people have said before, if it were me I'd steer very clear of this heep....the guy sounds crooked (or has no clue what he's talking about) and it sounds like a vehicle that you buy and sink tripple its cost into it to make it functional
I agree - pass man. Unless you are getting this thing dirt cheap, it has a non-michigan body(i.e. solid and show room), or you have the cash/patience to wrench this baby... Keep looking. They are around. Like others have said - check craigslist, e-bay, wheeler deeler, autotrader, and fullsizebronco.com... just be careful and don't rush .
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thanks for the help guys, i know a little about broncos but not too much. thinkin i am gonna take a look @ this Bronco 2 he is talkin about.
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I think a Full Size Bronco makes an awesome trail rig and you can't beat going topless in the summer(but I'm biased)...but you have to be a Ford man and prepared to do some wrenchin... They didn't intend for us to run these babies like we do..!
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yeah. i really like full size broncos, my dad has owned quite a few. i know a little about Fords, mechanically, both my dad and grandpa worked @ wayne assembly and michigan truck. Bronco 2s make a decent trail rig because of their size. the only real down side is the small motor.

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yeah. i really like full size broncos, my dad has owned quite a few. i know a little about Fords, mechanically, both my dad and grandpa worked @ wayne assembly and michigan truck. Bronco 2s make a decent trail rig because of their size. the only real down side is the small motor.
Not really man, a BII with a 4.0 will be plenty of power if you gear it right.....the 2.9 isn't bad either with proper gearing.

Will the thing do great with 33's and 3.27 geariing? no - put a set of 4.56's and you'll never even think about the motor being to small
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i have yet so see a BII with a 4.0. i read that the 2.9 has 140 hp or so? i knew a guy that put a 4.6 into his BII, he never wheeled it but it got up and gone pretty quick.
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