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Old 11-02-2013, 03:57 PM
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Exclamation HELP STUCK IN A DITCH

Hey guys,
Today i backed into the back ditch at the house to unload some stuff out of the bed of the truck and normally i use 4 wheel to get out, today i locked my hubs in and neither of my front tires turned, so i ended up getting out in 2 wheel after a bit.
After i got to the barn i got the truck up in the air and tried the 4 wheel again, and found out that the front drive shaft is turning, then as I looked further out i found that the driver side outer axle shaft is turning but not the tire, and the passenger side outer axle shaft isnt turning and neither is the tire.
I checked both lockers and they seemed to be working fine. Im thinking there may be a broken axle shaft or something inside. Has anyone had this before or know of a way to go about solving this without breaking into the axle super deep?
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Old 11-02-2013, 04:19 PM
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Ford OEM hubs? Trash em
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Old 11-02-2013, 04:24 PM
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Would failed hubs cause the axle shafts to not spin though
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Old 11-02-2013, 04:43 PM
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If I read that right, both shafts turned but the wheels didnt.

If so that isolates the hubs.

The front hubs will mechanically disconnect the stub shafts from the wheels. Failed or unlocked hubs means no power to the wheels, locked hubs means the wheels are powered.
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Old 11-02-2013, 04:45 PM
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Sorry if I wrote it wrong but no only one axle shaft is turning and neither tire
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Old 11-02-2013, 04:49 PM
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I would think only one would spin if dont have a front locker, I still think its the hubs failing.

But I'm no tech.
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Old 11-02-2013, 05:02 PM
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Sounds to me like hub failure would be a probable cause...
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Old 11-02-2013, 05:13 PM
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hub failure. if you have a factory diff (open) power is only applies to the wheel with the lease resistance. helps you turn in 4wd.
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Old 11-03-2013, 01:19 AM
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Thanks for all the help guys,
I spent about 4 hrs last night with the hubs cleaning and oiling them and it's working again so looks like I'm going to buy new hubs to prevent this again hopefully
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Old 11-03-2013, 03:56 AM
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Yep those axels basically just float and slide in very easy to take out but founds like the hubs to me!
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