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Auto hubs locked down? HELP!!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by lehtola, Mar 28, 2001.

  1. lehtola

    lehtola 1/2 ton status

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    Is there a way that you can determine if your auto hubs are locked down? I thought you could spin the front axle but I tried. Maybe I did something wrong. Can someone tell me how I can definately know?

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    Jack up one side and turn the tire, if the driveshat turns, they are locked. If you are having problems, just replace them. I got some Warns the other day for $70 and they were both in after 25 minutes...most of that time was spent trying to figure out how to get the old hub off, couldn't find the sanp ring...I could easily do both in 10 minutes now.

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    I'd say don't take the time to worry about em...ditch them and get some manual ones. They are hardly worth fixing IMHO. Auto ones I have learned fail and break all the time. I'd simple go and replace them with a set of manuals. You can find sets starting at about $60 bucks or you can spend some more and get nicer ones...just depends on what you want to spend and your needs...

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    If you don't have the cash right now try backing up a few feet and try that. If that doesn't work, put it in 4HI and drive forward a few feet and the hubs should lock. Then put it in 2HI and back up a few feet and see if they are unlocked. If not....screw em...spend the money and get some good Warn Hubs and install em and never worry about em again!!


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    Like everyone else said, if the hubs are locked, then when the front tires spin the front drive shaft will spin. And again like everyone else said, ditch the auto hubs and put some warn manuel hubs. They're more reliable and they also make you get out so you can see just what exactly you're getting into.

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  6. really-

    abandon to autohubs. they (or one, just as bad) will fail when you least expect it. aside from one pesky snap ring, no big deal and a chance to inspect you axle grease.....

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