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Old 01-09-2010, 06:01 PM
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front locking hubs

Similar question to another recent post. Can the front locking hubs make noise? I have replaced some front bearings(wheel bearing, complete assembly from local parts store) I still have noise. I assumed cheap bearings. But the hubs require pliers to turn them. Real tight. Are the bearing in there? I did not think there was anything in there that could sound like a wheel bearing?
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Old 01-09-2010, 06:03 PM
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Could be the front diff, mine makes a tiny bit, also when your in 4WD the transfer case will make noise.
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Old 01-09-2010, 06:23 PM
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thx, i was just wondering if a front locking hub could growl? I would assume nothing in there moves while driving? (if it matters, when i am in 2wd, I almost never use 4wd)
basically, can alocking hub mechanism growl?
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Old 01-10-2010, 04:02 AM
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Are you positive that it is unlocking completly? They are known to stick in the lock position. It happened to me on the drivers side. You may want to follow the lube procedure of Guzzle's Look here Welcome to guzzle's 4x4 Autolock Hub Lubrication Maintenance Web Page
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Old 01-10-2010, 04:15 AM
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yes, cause i jacked the truck up and spin the wheels. Are there bearings in these hubs that spin?
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Old 01-10-2010, 04:26 AM
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No its more like gears in there rather than a bearing. OK, I was just asking cause I did the same thing. When I jacked mine up the wheels spun but so did the front drive shaft. I had to tap the drivers side hub with a mallet and it came unlocked. Ive done the procedure I linked to you since then and all is working fine. Alot of people wind up going to warn manual hubs. I will be doing that when the weather breaks.
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If you have to turn the hubs with pliers, there is something wrong in there.
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