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4WD Hub locks? 2001 F250 (Not sure where to put this.)

So, I have a 2001 F250 XLT 4WD that I recently purchased. It has the auto/manual locking hubs, and though I've read a few threads throughout the internet about them, I couldn't get the answer(s) I wanted.

Firstly, on the driver side tire, you turn the hub to the right (Clockwise) to put it in auto, and left (Counterclockwise) to put it into manual. The question is, on the passenger side, I don't know if the paint was rubbed off or it was never there, but it doesn't tell you which way to turn the hub to auto or manual. Would it be the same (Right to auto, left to manual) as the Driver side?

Regarding the actual use of the 4WD, what's the difference in between allowing the vacuum system lock the hubs automatically, as opposed to locking them yourself? Is the manual system just there in case you have an issue with the vacuum locks? Or is it something like, having them in manual is the same as having a locked differential?

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Firstly, on the driver side tire, you turn the hub to the right (Clockwise) to put it in auto, and left (Counterclockwise) to put it into manual. The question is, on the passenger side, I don't know if the paint was rubbed off or it was never there, but it doesn't tell you which way to turn the hub to auto or manual. Would it be the same (Right to auto, left to manual) as the Driver side?

Passenger side will turn the same direction as the drivers side when you're looking at the hub. (CW to auto & CCW to manual)


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Is the manual system just there in case you have an issue with the vacuum locks?

Pretty much. Its just a failsafe if the vacuum system fails (very common).
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Passenger side will turn the same direction as the drivers side when you're looking at the hub. (CW to auto & CCW to manual)





Pretty much. Its just a failsafe if the vacuum system fails (very common).
Alright. Thanks for the information.
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