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front hubs not locking

so i bout the truck back in january and used 4 wheel drive a good bt pullen people out and what not. well i went mudden the other day locked the hubs put the transfer case in 4x4 and she just spun. but after i got her moven turned it around the front lock in. then tonight i needed the 4x4 agine to get someone unstuck i could not at all get the front to lock. the front driveshaft spins along with the front axles. what yall think it could be?
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Manual or auto hubs?

lock them in by hand and see if they work, if so, you have a vacuum problem.

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the hubs themselves might just be shot or need more grease....

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ok thanks ill take a look. there manual locking so i dont think i have vac lines to them

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ok so i pulled the hubs off today to fig out what was going on. first driver and everything was good and working good. passenger side... well i took some pics!


so what it seems to happen is the my bearing and my seal are not there/or worn out. i cleaned everything up to see if it made a differance but not realy. seems that because the bearing is shot its not allowing the "locking sleeve" to engage the axle splines. so new bearing and seal are in order

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well i cleaned everything up and replaced the seal and bearings. come to find out i also have another problem, my axle has alota whobbling which is effecting the splines locking in. so my question is is there a bearing in the axle tube that would support that? how do you replace it? guess pull the hub and axle then the bearing and seal sit right there?

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yes, D60 has needle bearings to support axle shafts at outbard locations.

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so on the outer axle tube or in the hub?

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