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Old 08-02-2010, 09:58 AM
97fr 97fr is offline
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Default Locking hubs

Hello - I have a 97 with Warn locking hubs. I was told NOT to run with the transfer case in 4h or 4l without the hubs locked in as damage will occur. The Ford Op. manual also says this, why? In the winter or when on forestry roads I will run with the hubs locked in and transfer case in 2 wd. and go into 4wd when needed. Is this causing damage? I just recently heard some noises coming from my hubs and haven't had a chance to look at it yet- what should I be looking for? Thanks Guys! Phil
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Old 08-02-2010, 12:01 PM
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Default Re: Locking hubs

i leave mine unlocked whenever im in 2 wheel. then when i go wheelin, and put the 4x4 on, i lock out the hubs
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Old 08-02-2010, 05:24 PM
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Default Re: Locking hubs

i leave mine locked in 2wd during a snow storm so i don't have to get out and lock then put it in 4x4 when most likely it would be too late
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:12 AM
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leaving them locked in 2 wheel is real hard on the t-case trans and tires
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