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Old 12-12-2013, 04:52 PM Rookie

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Front manual locking hub replacement

Hey guys, first post here. Hoping this forum will be a good source for info as I start my Powerstroke ownership experience
My truck is a '97 F350 4x4, manual hubs. Among the MANY things the truck needs are new hubs. From what I've read its not an overly complicated job, but the truck is my daily driver at the moment, and I need to be able to be sure I can complete the work in one sitting since I'll be using the shop at my work, and I can't leave it disabled there longer than a weekend. Just wanted to see if anyone could give me a detailed breakdown of the procedure and what unique tools and additional parts I might need to get ahead of time. (I realize it's most likely already been covered, so a link to the thread would be great, alternatively).

Forgive my relative ignorance. I've got plenty of experience working on German cars for a living, but trucks are new territory for me. Thanks is advance.
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Old 12-12-2013, 07:42 PM
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If you are simply replacing manuals with manuals, it should be relatively straightforward and easily doable in one sitting. You will need the special socket (I used a NAPA 3246 on my 97) for the nut and a good sized torque wrench. I'll have to search for a post on it (I could write it up, but I don't have that much time to hen-peck it all out. Here's a link to installation instructions for Warn premiums:

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Awesome, thanks for the response. Those Warn instructions should do the trick. I was planning on the Premiums anyway.
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