I have a problem with the front end on my 96 bronco, it sounds like it could be the auto hubs, but heres what happens. When i am at stop and i punch the accelerator i hear a creaking or ratchiting sound from the front, also on some occasions my front tire chirped like it got locked up. The other noise is when i have the hubs locked, i hear a ratcheting sound from the right side, I know there is a TSB about this but i wonder if this has anything to do with the noises when i first accelerate.
yo, I had bad auto hubs in my 96 at only 34,000 miles...and yes, the WARN are the best...you need a spindle socket (rent it or borrow one)...snap ring pliars, a manual, and the warn conversion kit. Good Luck, Al
I had the same problems when I first bought my Bronco. I swapped in the warn premium manual hubs, and the problems went away. If you dont mind having to step out and lock the two hubs before you go off roading, I highly suggest swapping warn premiums in. Besides, one OEM ford automatic locking hub costs about twice as much as a pair on warn premiums! Its pretty easy to swap them in yourself, you just need some lock ring pliers and a spindle hub nut socket (15 bucks at your local auto parts store) good luck and if you need any help, thats what this message board is for.