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Old August 27th, 2008, 09:42 AM   #21
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ill think about the trimming but not now.
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Old August 27th, 2008, 09:51 AM   #22
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trans started leaking yesterday as well as a loud clicking in the drive train. it sounds like the dif. but its hard to tell with all the noise from my exhaust bouncing around under the truck. i am hoping it is just the transmission. took it to the shop today and hoping they can get it fixed soon. it is a very common transmission, a4ld, and i was supposed to leave for college today. cant leave until it's fixed i guess. from what i read problems are common for this transmission areound 150,000 and i am around 162,000

any sudgestions on how to deal with the trans shop in the event that it is either a bad front main, which i think it is, or needs a complete rebuild.

if my ring gear is ruined any advice on that would also be welcome.

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Old August 27th, 2008, 11:29 PM   #23
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took it in today turns out i need a new drive shaft as the old tulip unit has worn out and the breather hose for my transmission is clogged and needs to be removed and cleared. they are going to replace the old shaft with a stronger one utilizing regular u-jointsi hope they take into acount my 3" lift in the rear.
total cost is $550 OUCH!

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Old August 29th, 2008, 04:22 PM   #24
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trans is getting old, 163,000, took it in for a rebuild today. man those a4lds are expensive to get rebuilt. $1,200
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Old August 29th, 2008, 04:46 PM   #25
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So you are going to put $1750 into a bronco II?
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Old August 29th, 2008, 05:02 PM   #26
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trans is getting old, 163,000, took it in for a rebuild today. man those a4lds are expensive to get rebuilt. $1,200
u-pull-it junkyard with a 5 spd swap using a 4.0L clutch/flywheel probably $500 best thing you could to it
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Old August 29th, 2008, 05:04 PM   #27
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an front explorer driveshaft and the yoke from the tacse bolt right onto the rear of your tcase and the driveshaft is the right length. another u-pull-it junkyard probably $80 just need to swap around the rear axle flange
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Old August 29th, 2008, 09:32 PM   #28
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an front explorer driveshaft and the yoke from the tacse bolt right onto the rear of your tcase and the driveshaft is the right length. another u-pull-it junkyard probably $80 just need to swap around the rear axle flange
Whats the reason for doing that swap?
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stock b2 driveshafts were the tulip style., Which are flat out junk........using a front explorer shaft gives you the larger ujoints, and the double cardon style shaft.
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What year/model should I be lookin for? What about when I put a Explorer 8.8 in?
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with the different lift heights etc it will change the distance between the tcase and diff.

right now in mine (with a M5ord and 8.8, the m5ord is the same length as a A4LD) i have an stock front explorer driveshaft (91-94). If using a 7.5 rear axle you need to find the right ujoint flange to bolt to the diff flange. The 8.8 flange from any explorer will work on the front driveshaft to attach to the 8.8. If that makes any sense at all.

if you have an older B2 with the mitsu trans or toyo trannies the length is different so i am not sure about fitment on those
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I hope I aint Hijackin this thread! Its seems to be very usefull info all of us B2 owners could use.

I am using a c5 {1984} with a 95 Exp. 8.8 behind a efi 5.0
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i was just thinkin hi-jacked myself lol

not sure what your length is but if you gave me a measurement from your tcase flange to diff flange i could let you know
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Old August 29th, 2008, 10:13 PM   #34
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I hope I aint Hijackin this thread! Its seems to be very usefull info all of us B2 owners could use.

I am using a c5 {1984} with a 95 Exp. 8.8 behind a efi 5.0
very useful, we need some B2 write ups on this site too.
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i like your idea but i already had the rear drive shaft replaced with a u-joint drive shaft,and the B2 is in the shop now getting rebult i have to have a car soon school starts tuesday. i would do the manual swap but my dad being the way he is would never allow me, even with professional, help to undertake such a large project on a car that he technically owns. i plan on buying it from him in a year or two and i'll drive it with the new trans and all untill the 2.9 dies. then i'll have a friend help me swap in a 4.0 and manual trans out of an explorer.

if i were going to do this could i reuse this new drive shaft and the factory origional bw1350 electric. if i could switch to a manul t-case should i? is the explorer t-case better? my current front drive shaft has regular u-joints, how is the double cardon unit better?
finally how hard is it to swap in an 8.8? could i get one the same width and do i really need an axle that big? i dont beat the piss out of my truck, as of now it is largly a daily driver and a weenkend warrior, mostly just exploring i think is the best way to put it.


This is directed at cheap thrills.

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Old August 31st, 2008, 12:35 PM   #36
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ill sell you my a4ld out of my truck its still in there you can have it for 100$ i got the the fm-146 waiting to go if you want its yours and yes i agree we do need some b2 write ups on the site
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i wish i would have known i would have worked something out but i need a truck for school asap. my truck died at noon friday and my dad had the guy start removing the trans for the rebuild by 3 o'clock. should be don thursday or friday. unfortunatly they have to remove the exhaust to get the trans out which will make it take longer.

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an front explorer driveshaft and the yoke from the tacse bolt right onto the rear of your tcase and the driveshaft is the right length. another u-pull-it junkyard probably $80 just need to swap around the rear axle flange


heres mine, null point now, but to get an idea
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too bad i didn't know that before i bought the new drive shaft. but on the other hand i think the one i have is stronger with only two u-joints. ill post pictures of what i got as soon as i get my truck back from the trans shop hopefully tomorrow but posibally monday.

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Old September 6th, 2008, 11:56 PM   #40
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Got her back today. they pushed her through as fast as they could. the trans shifts like never before and i also like the finish they painted on the exterior, it looks really clean. i bought plugs on the way home. checked the distributor and it needs replacement. i have also noticed that the torque converter isn't locking up and the shift linkage needs some adjustment. but i am sure they sould be able to fix both of those for free considering it was just rebuilt and it cost me a load of money.

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