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post #1 of 16 Old 01-09-2010, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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Seriously...Why are the ford hubs....

a problem??...Specifically in my case the right side..this will be # 3 for me ...They seem to last about 2 years...it's only been on the right side though...seems strange!...Any insight into this problem?..I rarely use 4x4 but the problem just started after having to lock the hubs in the snow to get out of my driveway the other night.

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Its just a problem prone system to be honest, thats why they have the manual knob on them if it decides not to work.
Heres some good info on the inner workings of the autohubs.
Welcome to guzzle's 4x4 Autolock Hub Lubrication Maintenance Web Page

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Well my problem in particular has been the bearings going bad in them...I always just get out to lock them in I don't rely on the auto option but now the dial is not smooth when turning it and Im getting a God AWFUL noise intermittently while driving...obviously the bearings or something inside of it is hanging up.

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I'd take them apart like the website shows, but if it sounds that bad going down the road it sounds like one of them is trying to engage.

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Thanks Pal...I'll take it apart tomorrow...This site Rocks!

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Spend $100 on a set of Warn hubs and be done with the problem.
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Spend $100 on a set of Warn hubs and be done with the problem.
Where do I get them @ that price?

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Where do I get them @ that price?
OK, so maybe $150-200. Still a cheap price to pay for a lifetime product.

What year and axle?
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Are you talking about the hub bearings or the lockout manual hubs? If it is the bearings, you could have a bad ball joint or two. There may be something else in the front end going bad that is allowing enough movement to put extra strain on the bearing. If the lockouts are what you are talking about, go with a new set of warn's, they are the best by far.

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OK, so maybe $150-200. Still a cheap price to pay for a lifetime product.

What year and axle?
2000 front axle....Truck is in sig

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