Hello All! Long time reader, new poster..
2000 F250 SD Lariat, 7.3L, 140k
Story goes like this. When in motion, and then applying brakes, a loud snap (or clack, but only one) noise is heard and felt from underneath the truck, presumably the front driver side. Jacked it up, and found out the UJoint was literally trashed.
Ok..new UJoint, put back together. Noise still remains. Jacked back up again, and notice when I spin the tire, it takes maybe 4-6 inches of movement before the half-shaft spins.
Now, on to the Locking Hubs. The outter portions of the hubs are trashed. Couple winters ago in Iowa, so cold the outter "knobs" shattered off of both hubs when trying to manually lock them.
So the questions: Is this the bearing going bad? Or the locking hubs bad (or halfway engaged)? I don't really understand the locking hubs, tried to pull them out but think they are seized in at the moment.
If I missed anything, please let me know. Need to get this beast back up, but don't have the money flow at the moment to replace everything (always about money!).