So I brought my truck (2003 F-350 electric 4wd shift and auto hubs) down to the OBX to fish from the beach and didn't make it but about 40 feet into the sand before I started digging holes but just with the back wheels. A nice guy with another F-350 pulled me out. I searched on here and found a couple of threads that seem like my problem but not many solutions.
Here is what I have done so far.
1- I turned on the air full speed and put it on the vents and switched it to 4hi. After about 2 minutes of driving it would switch to half defrost/half vent???
2- After driving around turning to 4hi back to 2hi about 10 times I rounded a corner and started hopping the front tires in 4hi.
3- Once back at the house I had in 2hi and could hand turn the front drive shaft and each one of the front axles. I switched it to 4hi and everything locked up
4- When it was stuck in the sand the front drive shaft WAS turning but not spinning the front wheels. And the wife said it sounded like a clicking sound from the front. I couldn't hear it in the cab. (I didn't think about looking at the front axles at the wheels)
So after all that I can't decide if it is bad hubs or if they were stuck and after driving around messing with them they unstuck. Also, I don't know what to think about the half vent/half defrost in 4wd. I know that sounds like a vacuum leak but its still going in and out of 4wd????? Does anyone have any experience like this. I am probably going to go to the warn eventually. Just after Christmas. OR... maybe the fat man in the red suit will bring me some!
its driving me crazy