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I have a 1997 Ford ranger and I hear a scribing noise on the passenger SD and cannot figure it out. I have replaced the bearings and caliper and it still does it. What can I do

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Could be a dry or loose ball joint

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All the bearings for the rear diff are pressed off and on, they can be done at home if u have a high quality bearing puller, but to press them on should be done at the machine shop.

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are u sure the alignment (side to side, up and down) of the trans on the bell housingis not out of spec, that will burn the bearings out very quickly.

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