AxleTag.jpg
7693 hits | 24.57 KB | Posted: 1/14/05

1984(Oct)-up Ford Axle Tag Coding

S=Sterling plant
V=Van Dyke plant
3 Numbers indicate vehicle line...
8.8inch.jpg
11595 hits | 49.41 KB | Posted: 12/2/05

8.8" Axle Exploded, with open differential

The C-lock is "U-washer (4N237)".

Fo...
Axle 96 8,8inch.jpg
2807 hits | 33.23 KB | Posted: 7/10/03

SOLD '96 8.8" 3.55 open diff complete hub-to-hub never opened, tested.
AxleVentHose.jpg
3137 hits | 39.7 KB | Posted: 1/1/07

Revised vent hose routing for 8.8" & 10.25" axles.
AxleBlast 1.JPG
3386 hits | 120.93 KB | Posted: 7/21/03

This axle had been burned, but not badly, so I gutted it & repaired a damaged shock mount, then clea...
AxleBlast 2.JPG
3479 hits | 126.21 KB | Posted: 7/21/03

This axle had been burned, but not badly, so I gutted it & repaired a damaged shock mount, then clea...
AxleBlast 3.JPG
3156 hits | 113.16 KB | Posted: 7/21/03

All clean!
AxlePowdered.JPG
3989 hits | 77.81 KB | Posted: 7/21/03

I have a friend in the powdercoating business, so I had him do the whole thing just because... The ...
Begin.JPG
3832 hits | 110.76 KB | Posted: 7/21/03

I paid a friend (pro) $100 to set up the gears for me. This job requires several special tools, inc...
DiffBuilt.JPG
12168 hits | 114.91 KB | Posted: 7/21/03

The guts of a common open differential. For info about other types of diff, read [url=http://www.fo...
F88Carrier.jpg
2640 hits | 91.98 KB | Posted: 7/10/03

SOLD Differential carrier (open, empty) for Ford 8.8".
Carrier88TR.JPG
1430 hits | 59.06 KB | Posted: 9/8/08

SOLD 8.8" Carrier & Tone Ring (E7TZ-4B409-B) from '02 Explorer IRS

Actual weight 15.4 lbs
ToneRing.JPG
2360 hits | 40.24 KB | Posted: 9/8/08

The tone ring (E7TZ-4B409-B) can be removed & replaced with the ring gear installed if the index too...
Flange.JPG
10714 hits | 115.77 KB | Posted: 7/21/03

The '87-up ABS sensor bolt is like the rear cover bolts: 13mm hex head @ 25-30 lb-ft. 800-1400 Ohms...
ABSshim.JPG
1238 hits | 62.79 KB | Posted: 8/10/11

This diff obviously has problems (note the scars on the face of the sensor from the tone ring (E7TZ-...
CompanionFlange.JPG
3710 hits | 93.67 KB | Posted: 7/21/03

The one hanging is for an Explorer, and its bolt pattern is slightly smaller.

See also:
[url=htt...
DrainPlugsMag.JPG
1720 hits | 53.98 KB | Posted: 2/5/11

Magnetic Fill & Drain Plugs

Used in '87-up solid 8.8" axles, and others.

[url=http://www....
Plugs.JPG
3356 hits | 84.58 KB | Posted: 7/21/03

Newer fill plugs have an embedded magnet.

[url=http://www.supermotors.net/registry/media/849741][...
AxleWear.JPG
4265 hits | 67.56 KB | Posted: 7/21/03

The top one is BADLY worn, and the bottom one isn't perfect.
BearingRemover.jpg
2565 hits | 76.89 KB | Posted: 5/20/07

A three-jaw inside puller on a slide hammer will usually work, but it's not the best style of puller...
SlideHammerToggle.JPG
2547 hits | 93.19 KB | Posted: 8/18/07

This tool makes quick work of pulling semi-float wheel bearings. The OTC PN that fits this axle is ...
Repair Bearing.JPG
3429 hits | 54.97 KB | Posted: 5/28/05

Repair bearing for 8.8" axle. They don't last, and I don't recommend using them. It's less work & ...
Cables.JPG
2623 hits | 101.42 KB | Posted: 7/21/03

I don't remember what I was trying to show with this, but the foreground is the sway bar end link bu...
Goodbye.JPG
2623 hits | 111.63 KB | Posted: 7/21/03

The nuts on the U-bolts are soaking in Liquid Wrench (or some other penetrating oil). I washed all ...
Goodriddance.JPG
3203 hits | 123.66 KB | Posted: 7/21/03

The nuts on the U-bolts are soaking in Liquid Wrench (or some other penetrating oil). I washed all ...
Installed 1.JPG
3253 hits | 114.83 KB | Posted: 7/21/03

The bare rims allowed me to roll it under the truck without scratching off the powdercoat (YET).
Installed 2.JPG
2879 hits | 81 KB | Posted: 7/21/03

One brake cable is new & surprisingly inexpensive at the parts store.
DiffCutaway.jpg
5869 hits | 48.05 KB | Posted: 11/4/05

8.8" Differential Cutaway with companion flange

1 Differential Side Gear 4236
2 Differentia...
SpecsF88Clearances.jpg
5021 hits | 63.85 KB | Posted: 4/6/05

Specs for Ford 8.8"

Axle shaft end play is allowable up to 0.762mm (0.030 inch), but can be as lo...
GearPatterns.jpg
6120 hits | 47.94 KB | Posted: 11/28/05

Gear Mesh Patterns using gear marking compound
IF THE IMAGE IS TOO SMALL, click it.

[url=http://...
PinionShaft.jpg
3108 hits | 55.72 KB | Posted: 1/14/05

The pinion shaft lock bolt should NEVER be re-used. They're known to break even on their first use,...
PinionShaftKit.JPG
3289 hits | 59 KB | Posted: 6/6/07

Differential Pinion Shaft Lock Bolt Extractor Kit ([url=http://www.etoolcart.com/fabbri-differential...
8-8Spiders.JPG
1059 hits | 75.74 KB | Posted: 2/27/11

SOLD They aren't pretty, but they're free.
SpiderMess.jpg
3349 hits | 28.88 KB | Posted: 11/11/05

I found this in someone else's differential, after his back tires had locked up. He had to back up b...
Traction-Lok Diff.jpg
5615 hits | 54.07 KB | Posted: 1/14/05

Ford (Eaton) Trac-Lok limited slip Differential

1 Differential Case 4204
2 Rear Axle Differenti...
LSD.jpg
6354 hits | 58.65 KB | Posted: 1/14/05

The clutch pack is clearly visible thru the obvious notches in the carrier, as compared to the norma...
8-8inch28SplineLSD.JPG
1489 hits | 81.15 KB | Posted: 10/7/06

SOLD 8.8" LSD from a 2000 Ranger w/28-spline side gears. The tubes & axleshafts were bent - there's...
LSClutchesf88.jpg
3914 hits | 60.94 KB | Posted: 4/6/05

LS Clutch Assembly for Ford 8.8" axles. Use a total of 4oz. of friction modifier in the differ...
TracLokShimTools.jpg
2642 hits | 44.86 KB | Posted: 4/30/05

TracLok Clutch Shim

Select and insert the thickest feeler gauge blade that will enter between the...
DiffCoverSealant.jpg
5110 hits | 46.37 KB | Posted: 3/12/05

8.8" Diff Cover Sealant

Tighten bolts to 38-52 N-m (28-38 lb-ft). Tighten the cover bolts in a cr...
DiffCoverAL.JPG
2334 hits | 49.13 KB | Posted: 7/9/08

All 8.8" diffs share a cover pattern, so this will fit a solid axle fine. The mounting ears do...
DiffCover.JPG
839 hits | 82.93 KB | Posted: 7/12/12

This stock Explorer/Mountaineer 8.8" IRS cover is an upgrade from the stock stamped cover, whic...
SpringShims.jpg
2898 hits | 61.83 KB | Posted: 11/16/05

Shims for 8.8" truck axles The Bronco shim is angled 7.5; the pickup shim is flat. 2WD picku...
RearSusp.jpg
7384 hits | 51.08 KB | Posted: 11/16/05

8.8" Suspension

1 Bolt N802114-S2
2 Nut N620483-S56
3 Rear Spring Front Bracket 5785 (se...
Spring Bushing Chisels.JPG
3118 hits | 74.03 KB | Posted: 7/10/03

After fighting this bushing, I figured out this method. I used a pair of chisels to slightly open th...
SpringsR.JPG
2376 hits | 38.09 KB | Posted: 10/23/07

Rear Spring Details
IF THE IMAGE IS TOO SMALL, click it.

Rear Spring: F-150-250-350 (4x2 and 4x4...
LeafSpringClip.JPG
2902 hits | 46.81 KB | Posted: 10/22/07

Rear Leaf Spring Squeak

To correct a squeaking condition at the rear leaf springs, first determin...
SwayBarR.JPG
2496 hits | 64.67 KB | Posted: 10/23/07

Rear Stabilizer (AntiSway) Bar
IF THE IMAGE IS TOO SMALL, click it.
Apparently, Lightnings use the...
SwayBarRear.JPG
951 hits | 73.9 KB | Posted: 11/9/11

Rear Anti-Sway Bar
IF THE IMAGE IS TOO SMALL, click it.
Apparently, Lightnings use the 4WD end lin...
SwayBars96.JPG
1206 hits | 31.68 KB | Posted: 1/7/09

SOLD Sway Bars from '96 Bronco

All hardware, fasteners, & bushings included.
ACTUAL Dimensions:...
LeanCheck.JPG
5128 hits | 60.45 KB | Posted: 10/22/07

Vehicle Lean Check - F-150-250-350 (4x2), F-150 (4x4) and Bronco
IF THE IMAGE IS TOO SMALL, click i...
Spring shims.jpg
2154 hits | 67.84 KB | Posted: 7/10/03

DELETE
LightningCenter.jpg
635 hits | 56 KB | Posted: 8/21/12

Lightning-specific finned center casting

http://www.nloc.net/vbforum/gen-1-lightnings/216610-rear...

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