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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-09-2002, 09:44 PM
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Manual hubs on a Dana 60

I got a 97 F350 4x4. I was messing around today in the drive way and noticed something kinda weird. With both hubs unlocked the front driveshaft spins freely. Just what I expected.

When I lock only the driver's side hub the driveshaft only spins about 1/8 of a turn. Just what I expected.

When I lock only the pass side hub the driveshaft spins freely. Not at all what I expected. I figured it should act like the driver's side and lock the driveshaft. Right?

When I lock both hubs obviously the driveshaft still only turns about 1/8 of a turn.

So my question is, is the 'pass side locked only' situation normal or is my hub messed up? I know it locks cause the tire was spun a few times the other day when I was pulling stumps out.
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Re: Manual hubs on a Dana 60

unless you have a limited slip in the front, the shaft should turn freely if only one hub is locked. is that the exactly order you did it in? if you tested the pass side first, it probably hadnt unlocked when you tested the driver side, which would keep it from turning.
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Re: Manual hubs on a Dana 60

they should, but if you have dirt bild up, and other things around the axle, it iwll cuase the drag you are feeling.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-10-2002, 05:07 PM
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Re: Manual hubs on a Dana 60

Yes, that's the same order I did it in. I had just taken out the stock hubs (Ford manuals) and replaced them with Warn manual hubs for cosmetic reasons (the caps were getting real ugly and beaten up). When I changed out the hubs I cleaned as best I could and regreased things.

I bought the truck used and dont know for sure if it has a limited slip in the front. I guess I could jack it up real quick and find out.
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