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normal for hubs to be warm?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by anatomiczero, Apr 3, 2002.

  1. anatomiczero

    anatomiczero 1/2 ton status

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    I just got my truck back from the tranny shop. Drives great now, the clunking it was making in 4wd was the transfer case hitting the cross member. The mechanic put in some shims and took care of that. The 4 wheel drive ligh in the instrument cluster even works now.

    Now here's the question, when I touch the locking hubs after driving (not engaged) they feel warm. I also here a tic noise sometimes but I'm not sure if that's coming from the hubs or something else (like my review mirror, something is loose in it)
    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Blazinaire

    Blazinaire 1/2 ton status

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    I couldn't tell you if it is normal, but if it makes you feel any better, my hubs get warm after driving when unlocked. They have gotten too hot to tuch after wheelin in 4low.
     
  3. DesertDueler

    DesertDueler 1/2 ton status

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    If you used the brakes at all during driving its normal. Heat from the brakes transfer to the hubs and wheels.
     
  4. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    The ticking is the spring in the hub. normal
     
  5. anatomiczero

    anatomiczero 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks everyone for the replies.
     

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