manual locking hub problem - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 Old 01-02-2013, 10:42 AM Thread Starter Rookie
woodpro's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 22
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
manual locking hub problem

Hi everyone
I discovered today that the 4wd was not working. I have an XL with manual hubs and floor shifter. When the hubs are locked and I try to turn the axles, the driver side won't turn but the pass. side can be turned and makes a clicking sound. Is it a big job the change the locking hub? Looks like it will slide out after removing the 3 bolts.

08 F250 SD CCLB
S & B Air Intake
H & S Mini Maxx
Diamond Eye DPF/CAT delete
5100 Bilsteins
18" Moto Metal
35" Nitto Trail Grapplers
Bushwacker Fender Flares
LED tailights
Leveling Kit
woodpro is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 02-06-2013, 10:50 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: On the road
Posts: 172
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
No it's pretty easy if you're mechanically inclined, have the proper tools and/or have a manual. In fact I'm sure there's a YouTube video somewhere describing how to rebuild one.
It's pretty common to hear around here, so I'm sure there's a write up somewhere around here.
Oh, have you checked the solenoid under the air filter box? That's usually the problem.
Good luck,
- Dom

13F --U.S. Army Retired
2010 F350 KingRanch (with some options
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
)Super Duty 6.4 CC/SWB Spartan delete w/250, AirDog2 D-165, Full EGR Delete, CAI, and sweet exhaust :thumb

Last edited by strivingfirst; 02-06-2013 at 10:53 PM.
strivingfirst is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 02-11-2013, 04:07 PM
Miller's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: North Port, FL/Zangabad, AF
Posts: 32
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Honestly, it'll take you longer to take the wheel off than it will to change the hub. Take it off and check it out before you buy one, might just need some grease. If it looks good but dry, try to grease it and get it moving again before you shell out for a new one.

2008 F350...Lots of fuel
Miller is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome