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I have a 1988 Bronco with a drivers side rear axle and bearing problems. How can I find the right sized axle and bearings?

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Call in auto part store or go there in person and tell them about the part you need and give them the year and model of your car and they will give the right part,Because they have everything stored in their computers. Good luck

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There's a tag on the rear cover. The most popular one on a full sized bronco is an 8.8 ring gear with a 3:55 ratio. However, The 5 lug axles are the same for the F150 and Bronco (not Bronco II) from about 88-96. The gear ratio doesn't matter. The axle bearing is probably in abundant supply in just about any parts store. The axles are plentiful at just about any salvage yard. There really aren't any options to concern yourself with. It's kinda like going to Baskin Robbins 32 flavors of Ice Cream...and they're all vanilla. You can check car-part.com to locate one near you and research the item on your own. I hope I've helped. Please rate my assistance and leave a testimonial.

Posted on Dec 30, 2010

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    Drew Z Dec 30, 2010

    If there's no tag (which is pretty much irrelevant) remove the cover and count the teeth on the large ring gear (looks like a big ring) and one of the smaller gears (right or left axle). Divide the larger number into the smaller one to determine the ratio. If you decide to replace the entire rear, you'll need the ratio. You probably don't have ABS. But if that's all you can find, it'll work fine. You just don't plug in the ABS. (there's a sensor at the top).

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