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On 10/9/2023 at 9:47 PM, jacob_1994 said:

I broke the steering knuckle on my truck and can not find the part anywhere, i need to know if there is another year that fits or if you know where i can get one or have part numbers. the truck is a  1999 ford ranger xlt 4x4 4L v6

Finding a replacement steering knuckle for your 1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 with a 4.0L V6 engine can be challenging, but here are a few steps to help you find the part:

 Compatible years and models
The 1999 Ford Ranger shares many parts with other models. For the steering knuckle, you can generally use parts from:
- **1998 - 2000 Ford Ranger**
- **1998 - 2000 Mazda B4000** (as it shares many components with the Ford Ranger).

Part Numbers
Here are some part numbers you can find:
- **F87Z-3K185-AA**
- **F87Z-3K185-BA** (specifically for the 4x4 model).
Where to find the part
1. **Local auto parts stores and dealerships**:
   - **AutoZone, O'Reilly Auto Parts, NAPA**: These stores often have an online inventory check.
   - Ford dealership**: They can order OEM parts directly from the manufacturer.

2. **Online Stores**:
   - **RockAuto**: Offers a wide range of auto parts for different models and years.
   - **eBay**: Useful for finding both new and used parts.
   - **Amazon**: Sometimes offers specific auto parts.

3. **Collections and auto parts warehouses**:
   - **Car-Part.com**: Allows you to search for parts at junkyards across the country.
   - Local junkyards: You may be able to find the right part from a scrapped car.

4. **Specialty auto parts sites**:
   - **LMC Truck**: Specializes in truck and SUV parts.
   - **PartsGeek**: Offers a variety of parts for different vehicles.
 Steps to ensure compliance
1. **Check Compatibility**: Double check that the part is compatible with your 1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4.
2. **Check part numbers**: Use the part numbers provided to find and confirm the fit.
3. **Consult a mechanic**: If you are in doubt, a professional mechanic can verify part compatibility.

By following these steps, you should be able to find the right steering knuckle for your 1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4.

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