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dana 60 locking hubs

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dheavychevy38, Apr 28, 2005.

  1. dheavychevy38

    dheavychevy38 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    after i lock my hubs they won't unlock unless you jack up the front of the truck any ideas
     
  2. slimlynn1

    slimlynn1 1/2 ton status

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    Since your front is welded it is bound up and under tension. You need to relieve the tension before they will unlock. You might be able to go strait for a few feet and see if that helps, or just keep jacking it up until you put the locker in.
     
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    garlicbreath 1/2 ton status

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    Your sig says soon to have 488's and a locker up front, are your gears the same ratio now?
     
  4. txfiremank5

    txfiremank5 1/2 ton status

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    I think he means, "soon to have 4.88's, and a locker up front"
     
  5. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    my warn premiums are hard to engage sometimes... i just roll the truck straight forward a few feet, or a back a few feet and try again. It works.

    j
     
  6. Hossbaby50

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    Shift the transfer case into 2wd and the tranny into neutral and drive back and forth for a few feet. This will get the bind off the front end and should let the hubs unlock.

    Harley
     

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