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thfonz98's process of replacing auto hubs to warn prem.s *with pics*

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by thfonz98, Mar 26, 2006.

  1. thfonz98

    thfonz98 1/2 ton status

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    EASY!

    I recently(today) replaced my hubs after buying my warn premiums and worrying about what i could f* up with this job as there were no guides with photos so i(kinda a noob, had rebuilt one engine and worked some on a dirt track modified car) wouldnt know what to look for. i had read the posts on here but still had some questions as i started. heres how easy it really was!

    i had never worked on axles before and thus the doubts i had.

    TO BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE HUB MANUFACTURER'S INSTRUCTIONS( OF COURSE!) I guess.


    1991 k5 sliverado with everything stock(10bolts then)
    what's in the package: http://www.bowlingballexchange.com//upload_files/broncograveyardwarnpic.jpg

    The auto hub cover: http://www.bowlingballexchange.com//upload_files/P3260011.JPG

    1. Jack truck up by the axles tube and put a stand under the tube also just in case.

    2. remove hubcap cover: http://www.bowlingballexchange.com//upload_files/P3260012.JPG

    3. using a T25 torx socket remove the cap screws. The cap might pop off as the spring inside might force it off(not really that strong of a spring though), it might not pop off http://www.bowlingballexchange.com//upload_files/P3260013.JPG

    4. Spin the wheel till you get this piece up http://www.bowlingballexchange.com//upload_files/P3260016.JPG

    5. using a pair of snap ring pliers pull the clip out from the middle: http://www.bowlingballexchange.com//upload_files/P3260018.JPG

    6. Where the clip used to be compress the two pins to be able to pull out hub: http://www.bowlingballexchange.com//upload_files/P3260019.JPG

    7. Pull out the hub: http://www.bowlingballexchange.com//upload_files/P3260020.JPG

    you can insert a screw into the hub if it doesnt come out easy, mine came out pretty easily.

    8. deep in there by the axle shaft is a snap ring http://www.bowlingballexchange.com//upload_files/P3260021.JPG

    ...look for the two holes and use the snap ring pliers to pull off the snap ring: http://www.bowlingballexchange.com//upload_files/P3260022.JPG

    9. Pull out the washer that was behind the snap ring: http://www.bowlingballexchange.com//upload_files/P3260023.JPG

    10. install warn hub(you may need to jiggle it to go in all the way). you may need to pll out the axle shaft a touch out of the carrier from underneath the truck: http://www.bowlingballexchange.com//upload_files/P3260025.JPG .

    11. if you have the outside groove on the axles shaft out far enough that you can get the snap ring on put it on using the snap ring pliers: http://www.bowlingballexchange.com//upload_files/P3260024.JPG

    12. install locking ring on outside of hub(it just snaps in): http://www.bowlingballexchange.com//upload_files/P3260026.JPG

    13. put cap on and use an allen wrench to screw in the cap screws(dont overtorque the screws!!!!): http://www.bowlingballexchange.com//upload_files/P3260027.JPG (i had put the hub cap cover on already sorry)

    14. having the hub n the locked position spin the wheel to see if the driveshaft turns, if it turns set the lock to free and jiggle the wheel(POP!) and spin the tire to see if the lock disengages. if the drive shaft doesnt turn youre all good!.

    the crap that got pulled out and not put back in: http://www.bowlingballexchange.com//upload_files/P3260028.JPG

    DONE.. http://www.bowlingballexchange.com//upload_files/P3260029.JPG
    took only about 20 min each side
    does that look correct?
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2007
  2. franco802

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    Suscribing!
     
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    Awsome thats wat I needed.


    Same
     
  4. hunterguy86

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    Nice writeup!
     
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    Thanks was getting ready to put mine in on Sunday hopefully!!!
     
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    You should get this put in the technical articels
     
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    :dunno: At the time i didnt know about the tech articles section of the forum( and i wasnt a paid member at the time i believe) :dunno:
     
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    well your better late then never.
     
  10. MaxPF

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    Heh, I'm still running my auto hubs. I've been too lazy to change 'em, and so far they have given me zero trouble.:smile1:

    I hope they don't break on the Martinez Canyon run next week :doah:
     
  11. Gun_Nut_2K1

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    This is a great write up with pics no less. One question. What is the kit sells to go with the locking hubs? Is it needed on this application? I have the exact same auto hubs and just ordered the Warn Lockers. I was told I needed a warn adapter kit so I bought one. Any Idea?
     
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    i believe the kit was for only certain years. my 91 did not need no such adapter kit btw.

    maybe this describes the kits needed? Just some notes from a website that sells em.
    :dunno:
     
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    Ahh oh well. I have auto hubs just like yours. Guess I get too ebay the Kit if I don't need it. :wink1:
     
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    bump/pad, since some people still have issues. Back to the site after a couple years away.

    Maybe even renewing my subscription!

    Still same old stock DD '91 but now with new paint! Kind of a gun metal grey I guess, not black. 230k miles and my fuel lines started leaking thus I cant drive it atm(the 1/2 steel braided things after the fuel filter), and my earl fittings are backordered. So its been a sad week. Its so much nicer to drive than my 4runner.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. pilbox

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    First day on the site, getting ready to change my auto hubs to manual locking hubs. Found you step by step directions very helpful, but picture links no longer work. Would you happen to still have the pics?
     
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    The pic links work for me.
     
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    It seems like it wasn't long ago my truck looked just like that. A little trail damage, and Illinois winters have been hard on it.
     
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    Ugh, a fun labor day weekend roadie killed the tranny in it though. Up to Sacatomatoes down to Santa Barbara, then LA, and back to each place on the way home. Had 160k on its 2nd 700r4/4l60. Will be making an order with bowtie overdrives soon.

    Its pretty in the driveway! Got to drive my damn 4runner now, its newer but so much more "bleh" to drive around.
     
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    Hello,
    I have an 86 K5 and want to convert to Manual locking hubs.
    When I search by vehicle I can only find 19 spline warn locking hubs, but spec's on this site say that I have 28 spline?
    What do I use?
     
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    The spec you are speaking of is for the inner shaft. All 44s and 10 bolts (if its a stock k5 you will have either or) have 19 spline stub shafts. Which is the part of the axle shaft that connects to the hub

    So you need the 19 spline hubs mile marker, warn, and superwinch all make hubs for our rigs, I prefer the superwinch
     

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