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Auto Hubs ?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Jackson 88K5, Nov 21, 2000.

  1. Jackson 88K5

    Jackson 88K5 1/2 ton status

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    Is it better to rebuild the auto hubs on my 88 K5 or to buy manual hubs. I have popping noises occassionally from the left side. What would be involve in the fix and is it costly. Thanks

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  2. PattBlue

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    Pretty easy, but do it now, before they die. Warn premiums cost me about $70 from www.carparts.com then lock them BEFORE you need them..unlike me.
     
  3. GONZO

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    my auto hubs were making a clicking noise a couple years ago. i had them taken apart and redone, lasted less than a year.
    priced new auto hubs and they were around $500+!
    i have some superwich manual hubs now, no problems since!

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  4. James90

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    junk them auto hubs and get you self a set of warn mile marker or super winch manul hubs I put in a set of warn hubs last week after my auto hubs died and it was easy as heck.

    [​IMG]Go prepared

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  5. Bone85K5

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    I am in the same boat as Jackson, '85 with auto hubs. The right one is wet with grease, clicking sometimes and I think its even locked a few times driving down the road. Also makes a very baaaaad nosie when i brake sometimes? WHat brand should I get? The cheapest or the best? Warn or Superwinch?

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    I have had Warn on my trucks and had no problems. I couldnt really justify the cost of the premium over the regular series hubs. Though I did get them. NO PROBLEMS YET.

    "Lord have mercy on my next thirty years"
     
  7. Bone85K5

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    I called 4Wheel Parts today about some Warn Hubs, they said I needed a conversion kit to make them work to replace my auto hubs. Is this true? I have a '85, part time 4 wd, auto hubs and stock drivetrain. Did theye mistake mine for a full-time k5 or is this needed. The price for Warn preminum was about $80 and $40 for the converison kit? Any adivce guys??

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    I ordered some Warn Premiums from 4WP and they said nothing about a conversion kit. I haven't heard of people needing a conversion kit for a non-fulltime 4WD t-case. I think they just got mixed up.

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  10. FLWIV440

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    You don't need a conversion kit. i've got an 85 with original drivetrain in front. I have some superwinch hubs in my garage. there about 2 years old but in great shape. would sell them for 30 bucks plus shipping(shipping won't cost that much). hope this helps.
     
  11. 4GUNZ4X4Z

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    No conversion kit needed for your 85'.

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  12. Jackson 88K5

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    I just replaced my POS auto hubs today. They were clunking banging and clicking. Bought a set of suprewinch hubs at checker auto parts. They work great! Best 60 bucks I ever spent on my K5. they need no conversion kit or anything. Just took out the old and put in the new. took about 15 min.Lifetime guarentee. Just got back from climbing the hills They worked great. The K5 rolls down the road better now too. Probabally because I dont have one of those @#%## auto hubs popping in and out of gear.
     
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    Auto hubs really cost $500 new?
     
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    Just to ask some questions since I know all you folk have probably delt with this before. I do have auto hubs. When driving down the road I have to keep my steering wheel turned left or else I go right. When I brake I have to turn the wheel to the right or it will go left. On my right side I can hear something rubbing or a semi grinding noise. But if I drive for a bit the noise stops. And if I engage the 4x4 before I start moving it doesn't happen. Also the right side is extremley hot. I touch a lugnut and almost burn my finger off. Any ideas? Is this hubs or brake problems? I had my brakes checked and they said they were fine?

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    When was the last time you had an alignment? That could be why it's pulling while driving down the highway. Also, sounds like you have a bad calliper which could be why it's pulling when you brake. Lug nuts usually get hot from driving and braking. The grinding noise could be the wear indicator on your brake pads.
     
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    Sounds like the right brake caliper is hanging up. Either that or the wheel bearings are shot on that side.

    "If it aint broke...Make it work better!"
     
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    Just go get the regular Warn hubs at Advance, they were $65 bucks, no conversion kit needed. They were real easy to put in. And I have had no problems what so ever, well, I did get lots of mud on my new shoes. LOL!!!!

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  19. Jackson 88K5

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    I got a set of Warn's the other day and installed them. There are awesome. Best upgrade this year [​IMG].

    If it breaks, upgade it.
     
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    I still have a set of manual hubs for sale!
     

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