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Old 02-06-2011, 06:11 PM
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So after rebuilding the front end of my truck. ( ball joints, u-joints, tierod ends, wheel bearings, ext.) My 4wheele drive was working great. Until I was having problems earlier in the week with the auto hubs locking in. Then yesterday it was locked in and would disengage to 2wd. Today I took the hubs apart and it looked like a bomb went off inside the auto hubs( I have a '97 4.0) I knew that this generation ranger had problems with the auto hubs but I had no idea it would do that. So today I spent about and hour putting the warn manual hub conversion on my truck, and figured I would throw in some new fog lights while I was at it. I will post pictures of how it looks now and the exploded hub tomorrow.
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Old 02-06-2011, 06:49 PM
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That blows man, I hope the manuals work for ya! Any chance you got before and after pics?
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:01 PM
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Yeah I have a few from before. And I will get some recent pics tomorrow and post them all
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:35 PM
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Sweet man, again sorry to hear about it blowing up on ya
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:50 AM
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Pretty sure mine are shot as well. Same year and engine as you. I couldnt get out my driveway last night. Back tires where spinnin and front wasnt as all, while in 4X4. i took of the wheel and looked at the hub but idk what i should be looking for. lol I await the pictures, and how hard was it to switch em over to the manuals?
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Old 02-07-2011, 07:13 AM
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well... its tomorrow... and still no pics.
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Old 02-07-2011, 07:17 AM
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:02 AM
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here are some before.





And the bad hub,




heres the process,
you pop the c-clip off(i call it the jesus clip because thats what i say when it goes flying), the pull off the inard workings of the hub( they just slide off).



then you have to use a small magnet to pull of the keeper pin that is holding the wheel bearing nut in place.



then you can undo the bearing nut by hand,

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now that it is striped down you put the first nut from the tranfer kit on, this nut sets the wheele bearing( tourque it to about 30 lbs and then loosen it, then retighten it by hand, set the lock washer in place and then put on the last spacer nut. it say to torque it to 175 lbs but these are known to come loose with bigger tires so i took mine closer to 200-225.



then put the new hub on and bolt the tire back on.




and here are my fog lights that i picked up at walmart for $11 a piece



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i forgot. your going to need one of these sockets to tighten the tranfer kit nuts down, its was like $15 but you will need it if you ever need to take the front rotars off.

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Old 02-07-2011, 07:33 PM
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If you dont mind me asking, how much you pay for the Warn set up? and where did you get it from?
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:08 PM
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broncograveyard.com are the cheapest priced warns I've found.
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:45 AM
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I just went down to my local auto parts store. I believe it was $214 for the hubs and $63 for the conversion kit. Plus the $15 socket you need
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Old 02-08-2011, 05:38 AM
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http://broncograveyard.com/bronco/c-983


They are $175 here and the conversion kit's only $20
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Old 02-08-2011, 06:08 AM
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I can get the hubs off Advance auto parts for $150 after the Big 40 promo
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:03 AM
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I would have ordered them online, but I needed them that day so I could get it back on the road. I just went to the place that had them in stock
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:39 PM
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I ordered them online, got the discount and will be icking them up in store in about 2 hours. I always do that when I need auto parts $100+. They normally have an online only promo.
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