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Old 02-19-2012, 05:13 AM
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Could i be stuck in 4wd?

I'll try to make this short...

When i test drove my truck, i took it on a gravel road to check out the 4x4 system. In 2wd i floored it and it spun... i got out to turn the hubs but they didnt budge at all, so i figured they might be automatic. Got back in the truck, put it in 4 high and floored it. No spin. So i figured the hubs WERE auto.

Come to find out, they're manual, just really hard to turn. Had to use an adjustable wrench, and rust came out when i turned them. They were in the counterclockwise position, from what i've read is umlocked...

I'm wondering if they're rusted in lock position or something similar... if they werent, i should have spun even in 4x4 when i floored it right? Withoit locking the hubs in, the front axle should have been turning, but not putting power to the wheels, or am i missing somehing?

My fuel mileage has been rough, so i'm running through the things some of you recommended i check.
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:18 AM
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And so i dont come off as an idiot, i really should have asked, could my hubs be permanently locked in... i know i'm not putting power to the front wheels or it would drive like a boat. Lol.
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:41 AM
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Your hubs need replacing. If the have rust coming out of then and their that stiff the insides could be froze up in either position.
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Judging by the rest of the info, they'd have to be frozen in LOCKED position right? If not 4wd would not work at all right?
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:53 AM
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And fron what i've read on here, looks like everybody recommends warn hubs... is here a good source to order from?
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:10 AM
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Summit Racing, Jegs... Figure out which model your looking for then find a good price. Look for all metal construction, I personally prefer 1/4 turns.
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:33 PM
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Thanks for the replys man.

Did some more testing today on wet grass...

2wd hubs unlocked- spinnage
4wd hubs unlocked- grab and go
4wd hubs locked- grab and go

So yeah... hubs definately not disengaging... anybody know whats thats costing me in fuel mileage? Wonder how much i'll pick up when i put in some new warns?
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:08 PM
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Depends on what type of driving you do, but I wouldn't count on anything major. Maybe 1-2 if you're lucky.
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