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Auto hubs

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Peeetah, Jan 13, 2001.

  1. Peeetah

    Peeetah Registered Member

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    I think on of my auto locking hubs is failing to unlock. How can I test for this?
     
  2. northgate

    northgate Registered Member

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    Jack up your wheel and turn it. If the axle turns with the wheel, the hub is engaged. It should unlock by rotating (spinning) the wheel backwards. If it doesn't, you may be able to repair it, but manual hubs are more reliable and are not that expensive.
     
  3. Cavalry

    Cavalry 1/2 ton status

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    I have a set of manual hubs for sale in the for sale section..

    Luke
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  4. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    if you need to fix it this would be the perfect time to switch to manual hubs they are much more reliable and you can get a pair of warn premium hubs 4 under $80

    s.smith 77blazer lookin 4 mud
     
  5. blazen91

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    The best way I found to test them is to replace them with manuals.

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  6. OFFRDK5

    OFFRDK5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Yep...I agree with ya Blazen91....replace em...who cares about testing...they ain't that hard to do....

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  7. azjimmy

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    I'd definitely go with the manuals, because when the auto hubs disintegrate, they do it at the worst time... when your wheelin' hard! Pat

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    '76 Jimmy, 6" w/35's 4.88's and all locked up
     

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