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Old 10-02-2010, 10:45 AM
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should the front driveshaft roll free by hand if 4x4 is off??

i got -03 excursion and today at the firs time i need to put 4x4 on and to low 4x4 and i turn the hub locks on. after when i didnt neen 4x4 i turn it off but the truck start to shudder a lot over 50mph never have this problem before.
started after i turn the hubs on..

now i'm not sure should the front drive shaft spin freely buy hands?
now it wont!
is this normal???

i try to remember how it was before but im not sure i think when 2 wd is in use it was spinning free by hands,but im not sure..

i tryed multiple times to put 4x4 on and of i can hear the soud of somethin happening but i dont think the front end goes free.. but only rear wheels spin if i try at gravel tu push the brake and gas at the same time.
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To answer one of your questions. I just went outside to check and I can turn the front drive shaft by hand when it is in 2wd.
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Old 10-02-2010, 11:28 AM
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if somebody got a truck on the driveway and know there is a 2wd on,
just lean under and try to spin front driveshaft would it spin free by hands?

come on someone... you guys have there this kind of trucks allmost everyone here is maby 20 trucks at all countrty..

try the ask help here...
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Old 10-02-2010, 11:35 AM
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To answer one of your questions. I just went outside to check and I can turn the front drive shaft by hand when it is in 2wd.
thanx (7.3Lifted) because i don't know your name.
that was the anserw what i was looking for.

im so slow writing that you go and try before i could write a new message..

so now i got issue to get the front end free. it could be sticking hubs or something... it is dark and cold here allmost 10pm maby tomorrow have to figured out.

but if someone got some good hints im happy to read those.
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Old 10-02-2010, 11:59 AM
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Hubs are stock locked. Pull em out and spray em down with WD40
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Hubs are stock locked. Pull em out and spray em down with WD40

is it possible to disssemble and assesmble this hubs?
i could do that at my work (garage) i know the mitsubishi 4x4 got a serviseble hubs problems are just that never used! then when needed, not working! thats why it inclueds servise to disssemble and assesmble the hubs in some perioids.
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Old 10-02-2010, 12:25 PM
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tomorrow i have to lift front wheels up and try to give some hammer(rubber) if that helps to un lock the hubs. if not then have to drive work at low speed and take a better look the hubs.. at home i dont have much tools like the work garage.
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Old 10-03-2010, 08:01 AM
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one problem solved. i take the hub locks out off the truck and figured how those work at ford.. and it is just NOT like the owners manual says if you turn left it unlocks and turn right and they locks... or somebody has changed those...
now my front driveshaft is spinning freely if 2wd is on.

But stil the vibration of the truck remains. at speeds over 45mph it increaced if go uphills or you put some torque there.
and i think i foud a reason for that, the rear driveshaft rear crossjoint there is piece missing! rock been between there and crunch.... now have to order new joints.
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:44 AM
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no more vibration =) the rear driveshaft u-joint/universal joint was totaly goner change new part and no more problem with this issue..

thanks for help Dave and 7.3Lifted.

now back working with the engine problem...
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Old 10-05-2010, 12:03 PM
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Glad you figured out your problem and fixed it. Engine problems you say? Sounds like both my Fords, one thing after another.
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