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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-30-2002, 02:15 PM
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Cj-7 front hub problem?

My friend has a cj-7 with the dana 30 front axle and 35x12.50 tires. Yesterday, he locked it in 4wd and turned the steering wheel, then gas it and the 1 of the hubs came out if the axle. He was driving on flat ground, in a field. I don't know if he has a locker in the front, because he bought it already fixed up. Does this happen alot on the cj's?
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Re: Cj-7 front hub problem?

First off, turning the wheels and then gassing it is looking for trouble. U joints and axles are more likely to fail when the wheels are turned.

As for the hub failure, the factory hubs were not the greatest. Mine broke where they bolt on. I replaced them with Superwinch hubs. Have heard that Warn makes the best, but they were too pricey and the Superwinch has a lifetime warranty. The bolts that hold the hubs on take a lot of stress and are prone to loosen. Keep em tightened. Some replace them with studs, others go to an older hub that had 6 bolts.
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Re: Cj-7 front hub problem?

That's a lot of stress, and it can happen from time to time. I've seen it happen on other rigs as well. They were probably loose to begin with. Studs or some Loctite will definitely help. And no, it doesn't happen all the time, mostly when something is loose or already broken.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 09-01-2002, 08:03 AM
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Re: Cj-7 front hub problem?

Gotta keep those 5 bolt hubs tight. Lockers just cause them to loosen quicker.
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