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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-24-2001, 05:24 AM
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My manual Front wheel hubs comes automatic in!

Hey Folks,

I have recently installed manual front wheel hubs on my '89 Samurai. (for saving some fuel and maintenance on the front drive shaft etc)

But i have a problem:
when i disengage them (set to unlock, free) and I drive with my sam on the highwag sometime, the hub will engage itself (to lock). Off course, because the drive shaft was before not rotating, it make noise because the wheel is rotating fast and the driveshaft not.
That's not good for the spline's of the manual hub

I think that the problem is because you can set it so easy from free(unlock) to lock, most other hubs are stiffer, there is more hand power needed to change the wheel hub from unlock to lock.

Can i on someway make it turn a little bit harder?
Is this because the manual hubs are new (approx 5 months now)?
Did i installed them incorrectly or are there some srews for adjusting the friction for the rotating knob?

I want to fix this problem, because it's irriting my a lot!

Beyond you can see some pics of my sam
and off course one is a shot of the **** front wheel hubs!

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-24-2001, 06:45 AM
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Re: My manual Front wheel hubs comes automatic in!

I am interested in the answer to this question, because unlike your's, mine are hard to rotate.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 08-24-2001, 06:59 AM
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Re: My manual Front wheel hubs comes automatic in!

As far as the har to rotate I have a solution. Get some PVC like 1". Get an elbow and glue together. Notch the elbow to fit the hub tabs and now you have a hub wrench. I have one and it works really great.

I think the reason that that the hubs are going in by them selves is that the spring tention was not set right. Read your manual. You have to put them in a particular way in order for them to work properly. I other words there is a tention spring in the hub and if it is not in the right position when you install them they will not stay put. I only think that this is the reason. It is worth a try.


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Re: My manual Front wheel hubs comes automatic in!

Take the hub apart and clean it. grease the o-ring that is on the outside hub turrney thing to hub housing junction.

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