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Four Wheel Drive

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CDNall, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. CDNall

    CDNall Newbie

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    I'm kindof new to all of this. When I put my 85 K5 Blazzer in 4-wheel drive the drive shaft engages but the front wheels aren't engaging. Any quick or inexpensive fixes out there? -Mike
     
  2. steve_kibbe

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    Lock the hubs:D or if it has auto hubs, replace them with locking hubs.
     
  3. Brocky

    Brocky 1/2 ton status

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    Ya my guess is your front hubs are toast. Buy a new set of hubs and never look back, auto hubs are good but I would rather lock them myself. I thought Warn hubs were good until I toasted them, now I am using mile marker and I love them. Just a heads up.
     
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    the autos were garbage even when new

    if thats whats on it then its no wonder


    get manuals on it asap

    good luck
     
  5. CDNall

    CDNall Newbie

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    Thanks for all the help guys. Any of you guys know about how much they cost or a good place to get them from?
     
  6. steve_kibbe

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    Most local parts places have the warns, but I don't remember how much.
     
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    ryan22re 1/2 ton status

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    come on steve, i know you have a set laying around. :D
     
  8. steve_kibbe

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    Actually, I do, but they are going in my k5:D
     
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    70jimmy 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Usually 100 to 120.00 for warn never priced milemarker
     
  10. rick88blaze

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    There are always a lot of manual hubs on ebay, click HERE. I run Superwinch in my K5. They've been in there for about 5 years now without a single problem. Ebay has plenty of new and used sets. :D

    Rick
     
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    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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    My buddy had something similar happen....

    The front driveshaft was turning but he only had 2wd :eek1: :confused:

    Turned out he's stripped the slip-spline on the front driveshaft. :o
     
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    the local parts store stocks the warn standard hubs for $65, i bought some warn premiums for $73 from a buddy of mine who sells them.
     

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