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Old 08-31-2006, 01:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2003 F250 Hub Question

2003 F250 7.3 PSD FX4. I'm thinking I have a hub problem? When the front tires are on the ground, the front drive shaft will turn freely (although sometimes it will not spin freely) . When I jack up the front end and spin the tires, the front drive shaft spins. Could this be a hub, or solenoid/regulator of some sort, any ideas?
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Re: 2003 F250 Hub Question

The hubs on the front of the SD's are junk if you ask me. Do yourself a favor and got get a new set of WARN manual locking hubs and put on. You will never have problems again.
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Re: 2003 F250 Hub Question

If your in Auto position and the truck us not running or in 4x4 then they are supposed to spin freely. That is how they opperate. If you have them in "Lock" positon, or 4x4 engaged and it still spins freely, then you have a problem.

Not all of us think the stock lockouts are junk, they just need maintained, cleaned and vacume lines and seals kept up. I personally dont like having to "Lock the hubs" everytime I may need 4x4...so I just keep the stock ones working right!
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It sounds like it's more the other way around. When the hubs are in Auto, and the truck is in 2wd, the front axle spins with the tires. If you get under the truck and turn the axle manually, it spins freely. I've been told it was the locking hubs, I've also been told it may be the wheel hub. Just don't know where to start.

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Chances are its the locking hubs. Just my $.02
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