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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-06-1999, 11:17 AM
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95 bronco auto locking hubs?

can anyone tell me how these things work. recently, i bottomed out in a rut and i could not get the front
wheels to turn. i pushed in the 4 wheel button and the low range button. i could here the front make a
noise that sounded like it was ingaging, but only the rear tires turned. is there something i did not do right?
is it broken?
thanks for the help!!!!!

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 10-08-1999, 05:55 AM
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Re: 95 bronco auto locking hubs?

>>>>Well the majority of the problem is that they are of the auto-hub variety. This is a common problem. Some times you will need to move the vehicle a little to get them to engage and sometimes they may not engage at all. It is possible that one of them could be broken. If this happens and you don't have a locker in the front you will not have any power to the front as it will all go to the side with the least resistance-the broken side. The only way to know for sure is to physically look at the u-joints in the front to see if they are spinning when stuck. If niether tire spins, but, one side of the u-joints do-then the spinning side(no tire movement) is the broken side. Don't forget to make sure the front shaft is spinning is 4-wheel, could be the t-case. No matter what comes of this you should consider manual locking hubs-you turn them and you are locked for sure(forward or back). Hope this helps. Later.

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