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my right front hub wont turn to unlock whats the best way to free it up
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Pull it and spray it with WD40. If its not too late it should work.

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Are these hubs the same as the older SD trucks like mine with the o-ring that swells?

If so anything petroleum based will be temporary.

I have hubs without the auto option, and was able to take the dial off and clean then reinstall with lithium grease.

These hubs were so bad you had to use vise grips on them, now 2 years later they both work just like new.

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I have a brand new hub I bought from ford for like 170 or something like that if your interested I could make you a deal. I bought it because I was told my hub was bad but turns out I had a vacuum leak so I put the old one back in. I have the receipt and part number if you'd like to see it.

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thanks im gona try spraying it first and if it still turns hard ill let u know
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These hubs can be disassembled , cleaned, re-lubed and put back together...however it is not the easiest thing in the world to do. There's a u-tube video on it that I followed. Sometimes to much grease on the hubs will cause them to stick as well. I've also read some guys clean them and instead of using grease, they use a bit of gear oil on them....not sure if this works though as I've never tried it.
As far as spraying with wd-40....that's prob a temporary solution as it'll hold any sand and grit etc that works it's way behind the dial, which is most likely what's causing it to be stiff now, providing it's not internal damage to the hub mechanism itself.

How to disassemble hubs, Hopefully I'm allowed to past this as it's from another forum? If not my apologies and I will remove the link. Ok as I just read the rules....I'm not allowed to post that link lol...Sorry. However if you google....take apart 2008 f250 auto lock hub, you should be able to find it :-).

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