In this video I have a look at a 1996 Ford Ranger that came in with rotter rear upper shock mounts, a broken exhaust hanger and the dampener on the rear driveshaft was rotted off! Time to make this rapid Ranger a little less rattly! -Enjoy
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50 thoughts on “Ford ranger: broken rear shock mounts”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars PAUL TERZIAN says:

    ERIC YOUR AWESOME AND YOUR COMMETING IS VERY HUMOROURS , THANKS FOR THE TIPS BRO,,DIG YOUR WORK THANK YOU,

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ishowspeed says:

    Buddy I need those brackets on my 90ranger hauled some wood an they broke afterwards how much will that run me $$wise both sides

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Scott Turner says:

    Yeah, I know this isn't a current video, but I wanted to say that I really appreciate your approach to things. You provide real world solutions that are effective and don't break the bank.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ramcharger 91 says:

    So much is you're doing a driveshaft on one of these compared to my pitched to Hell Ramcharger I change my universals every two months

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Douglas Ray Fortney says:

    Cool great job 👌

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sam warren says:

    Which rear upper shock towers are interchangeable with a 98 Ford Ranger XLT Supercab, and why is 1995 at $16 and 2000 at $30

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars LE H says:

    Sometimes those old rust buckets outlive us.
    I enjoy SMA vids. Thanks a bunch pal.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars springfield45 says:

    Nice repairs, wondering if the driveshaft vibrated afterwards…

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Thom Robitaille says:

    And I just finished watching the hollow shaft shock torching video. I watched this one next with bated breath, ready to lose my bejinkers.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jimmy Wheelz says:

    Well done !!…I have a 94 ranger xlt and u made it look easy….my truck is crusty just like that one…keep the 94 ranger videos comin buddy….

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cory Cohen says:

    In regards to welding under a vehicle do you have to use a fire blanket or anything to prevent sparks near gas/ other flamable fluids?? I'm a welder but never under a vehicle

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eason says:

    Any recommendations on torque spec for shock mounts?

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars david a miller says:

    Good fix Eric. I'm sure the owner will be happy as a lark.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gašper ajdnik says:

    I have a ford ranger wildtrak and I love your Chaneel 😍😎

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Allen Hughes says:

    Well, I feel a little better now. I have a 96 F-150 with a broken rear shock mount. I haven't looked at it yet but I don't think I'll vomit when I do.😊

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ferdie Remagni says:

    Man, you make it look so easy. The owner should get that truck a frame wash once in a while, that'd help avoid some of that rust.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Megtooth Sith Sabers says:

    Engage safety squints on the tack! Ha.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donnie Fretter says:

    what is the spray you use when putting parts back together thanks

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars farm.central. ohio says:

    another masterpiece by Dr. O

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jay Con says:

    ERIC, stop mentioning Napa. If they’re not sponsoring…fuck’em

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars trackerrrr says:

    That frame looks better than the Silverado covered in Ziebart goop.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rock n Roll Dinosaur says:

    It was like I was watching you working on my '94 . So simple even I can do it even though I've been turning wrenches longer than Scotty, mainly as a hobby to save money on simple vehicles that are primitive. I love your channel, I've learned tons of things I can use now to diagnose wiring issues.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 1995dresser says:

    Nice little impact gun what brand is it ??

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tony Gostling says:

    Man I've seen better cars in the junkyard….never mind…you fixed it..good job there are people still out there willing to the work.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gone sideways says:

    Look at them floor pans salt just eats them alive.  Love old crappy truck to use around farm.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars NVG says:

    This guy is so smart!

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars james dickson says:

    You’ve got an answer for every situation Eric a true professional .as long as it’s safe for the public roads

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars cubleycat says:

    How many problems did that thing have? You cant resist the spray grease like me too. oh and yes I love my tools as well, wouldn't be without power tools 😀

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kameron Stout says:

    That’s one of the many quarks that I don’t like about owning a Ford everything is RIVETED ON for whatever reason, my dad always said cause they’re cheaper than bolts so that makes sense.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Benjamin Stockton says:

    Good job Eric O.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bishop J Staab says:

    Hey Eric, you ever watch Mustie1 on Youtube? He lives up in your corner of the country and has a favorite undercoating he makes. He uses chainsaw chain oil and some other highly tacky oil and mixes them then he heats them up in a microwave and sprays the underside of the car with an air sprayer. Says the trick is to drive around on dirt roads so the dirt soaks up the oil and form a shield against the salt and corrosion. He's had good success. He fills the frame, body panels and doors. You might not get along with him though. He likes to rebuild old Volkswagens.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TheKnightDrag0n says:

    Man why is it that all the ford that you work on are crusty and falling apart?

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bohuslav Zettesberg says:

    Absolutely amazing! All the end of your video should have that cool music

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars manwiththestar says:

    Fancy stuff! Nice to see something more rusty than front calipers. 😀

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars An argylewanderer says:

    Just like the day she rolled off the factory floor…

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Todd Howes says:

    Wife had a 94 B3000 that had the same set of issues. I also did the front shock mounts due to rust…was scary when the front one let loose and the shock hit the ground at speed!! It was a rusty PA truck, and left shortly thereafter.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MrVailtown says:

    What brand of gloves are they ?

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Flint Layfield says:

    Is that Astro long reach impact available yet?

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars HunterShows says:

    My concern is we didn't hear a before and after clip.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bobl78 says:

    you doubled the value of the truck with all that Fluid Film

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bobl78 says:

    when the truck will falls apart in 3 months ( if it will last that long) you can sell the mounts as almost new

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mel Wilson says:

    My long bed XLT mid shaft bearing took a shart so that had to be changed, The rear of the truck went down because both rear spring perches rusted loose and the springs were rubbing and banging on the underside of the bed. Got those fixed and traded it off for a new FLEX which is a great car. Lost my arse on that deal.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mel Wilson says:

    I had a '97 Ranger with the same rustbelt-itis. I am glad it was red so you kind of missed seeing all of the rust-out places. The whole underside was an iron mine of tac-o-nite. I turned into an extra-cab money pit.

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kevin Burns says:

    Anyone else find shiny new parts against rusty old shit so satisfying? 😂

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars john brown says:

    Gee that truck is held together by rust.

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mark wayne says:

    Have you tried the bent tip for your cutting torch? It allow an almost flush cut. Might be helpful.

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rick Baker says:

    The "story" is called the Low End Subaru Blues!!