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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-16-2003, 09:12 PM
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question about hubs on my truck.

i have a question. i need someone to guide me as to what i should be looking for. heres the story. i was out in the mud yesterday and i got stuck. when i got stuck my front drivers side hub area started making a clicking noise.. and it sounded like the axel was just slipping by. i had no drive at all in the front.. but the axel was spinning. i finially got it out after a while. once i stopped to check if the axel was actually locked in.. it was. anyone have any ideas what could do this.
its a 79' with a d44 in the front
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Re: question about hubs on my truck.

sounds like you busted a lockout
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Re: question about hubs on my truck.

This shows auto hub locks, but your manuals will be very similar.
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Re: question about hubs on my truck.

Yep, sounds like your hub dial/lockout went south. You just have an open front too? So, you ended up with no wheels driving up front. If you just unscrew the hub dial, pull that off, and then pull the retainer clip at the end of the axleshaft, and the outer hub retainer ring, you can get out the "innards" of your hub dial. Inspect these items first, look around inside the hub, and let us know what you find. What kind of hubs are you running?
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Re: question about hubs on my truck.

i havent really had to much of a look yet. just took the dial off. ive had something like this happen before.. but it was just the dial.. this time the dial looks to be ok. Im running just stock ford hubs... should i think about upgrading. im running 35's. i think the big tires are a bit too hard on those hubs.
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Re: question about hubs on my truck.

if u got stuck in 2wheel, and then you put it in 4wheel your hubs wouldnt be able to lock until ur front wheels turn enough for them to lock up.
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Re: question about hubs on my truck.

Not exactly true, the driveshaft will spin, which will take up that slack. The one hub is most likely shot.
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Re: question about hubs on my truck.

nope i was definitally in 4 wheel drive.. in about 2 feet of water and mud. i didnt actually get stuck.. but i had to work it out over the course of about half hour, prolly causing more alot harm to that front hub. but anyways i think im going to get a set of warn hubs and hopefully that will fix my problem. and if it doesnt. it will still be a good investment, i think.
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