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Old 01-05-2010, 10:59 PM
racsan racsan is offline
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Question one manual & one auto hub?

well, it seems i had a hub strip tonight. i was wondering if its possible with out hurting anything to put on one of my old auto hubs until i get the manual replaced? my old auto hubs still worked when i had removed them, but i dont know how it would work out to have one side a auto and the other a manual. supposed to have a 2-4 snow accumulation on thursday, id sure hate to not have 4wd. i was first afraind it was something in the transfer case that went, but im pretty sure now its a hub. for now im just getting by with my 500# in the back end.
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1993 ranger s/c 4.0 hurst-equipped 5-spd,3.73s ,4x4, milemarker hubs, black grille guard/tube steps,summit rear diff cover with bearing load supports.
"the green machine" (retired-r.i.p.)
'92 reg cab longbed 2.3 "polar express" (stolen)
' 97 reg cab 3.0 auto ($500 project truck)-rolled
'94 2wd longbed 2.3 manual trans
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Old 01-05-2010, 11:03 PM
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if it was my truck i'd replace both sides back to the auto just to be safe. i wouldn't mix.
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Old 01-05-2010, 11:35 PM
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im considering taking apart the auto hubs and welding them to make them into drive flanges, then i wont have the worry about weather they will lock (or unlock) when i had took them off, there had been a couple of times where one didnt lock , and i know of one time one didnt unlock. just looked up new milemarkers, they come as a set for $180. ouch! at least it isnt a front diff or a blown transfer case. got to go dig up the old parts now and see what things look like. glad i kept them! now where did i put those spindle nut sockets?
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1993 ranger s/c 4.0 hurst-equipped 5-spd,3.73s ,4x4, milemarker hubs, black grille guard/tube steps,summit rear diff cover with bearing load supports.
"the green machine" (retired-r.i.p.)
'92 reg cab longbed 2.3 "polar express" (stolen)
' 97 reg cab 3.0 auto ($500 project truck)-rolled
'94 2wd longbed 2.3 manual trans
pictures--> https://www.flickr.com/photos/154582...h/37156884305/
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Old 01-07-2010, 12:09 AM
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well, it is indeed the drivers side hub, found my socket and changed out that side back to a auto. thought about doing the other, but its 23 out and im pretty tired, maybe tommarrow if it aint too bad out. at least now i have the possibility of 4wd. glad i kept all my old parts!
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1993 ranger s/c 4.0 hurst-equipped 5-spd,3.73s ,4x4, milemarker hubs, black grille guard/tube steps,summit rear diff cover with bearing load supports.
"the green machine" (retired-r.i.p.)
'92 reg cab longbed 2.3 "polar express" (stolen)
' 97 reg cab 3.0 auto ($500 project truck)-rolled
'94 2wd longbed 2.3 manual trans
pictures--> https://www.flickr.com/photos/154582...h/37156884305/
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:28 AM
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well, both sides are now back to the stock auto's. if i had welded up a auto to make it fully locked full time it would have worked, but as it was with one manual and one auto, the manual side would turn the axle and due to the spiders in the fron differential the auto side axle would turn backwards and try to engage the auto hub going forwards. it would just make a awful ratchting sound. if you ran it with the transfer case engaged it was fine, but you cant do that all the time. i put the other old auto hub setup back on and all is well. im not a fan of the auto hub setup, but its either that or no 4wd at all for right now. i tested them and they do seem to be working for the time being. thought id let y'all know.
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1993 ranger s/c 4.0 hurst-equipped 5-spd,3.73s ,4x4, milemarker hubs, black grille guard/tube steps,summit rear diff cover with bearing load supports.
"the green machine" (retired-r.i.p.)
'92 reg cab longbed 2.3 "polar express" (stolen)
' 97 reg cab 3.0 auto ($500 project truck)-rolled
'94 2wd longbed 2.3 manual trans
pictures--> https://www.flickr.com/photos/154582...h/37156884305/
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