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Old September 24th, 2007, 12:43 AM   #1
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How do I tell what Axles are in it? 4x4 not engaging- Drive Shafts are spinning, are the Hubs Shot, what should i do to check? Thanks in Advance for any input,
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Old September 24th, 2007, 01:03 AM   #2
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With the t case in neutral, spin the front driveshaft by hand under the truck and see if the axleshafts are spinning(you will be able to watch them at the ends of the axle housing). It is probable that you have an open differential(no locker) so one shaft may spin forward, one lay spin in reverse at the same time, or only one will spin, neither means that anything is broken.

Not trying to insult you, but do you know how hubs work? that you have to spin the outter dial to get them to lock?

If the axle shafts spin, your hubs are locked, then yes, your hubs are shot
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i broke a hub on the front right on my f150 a lil while ago. when you replace them for for warn. extra money initially but worth it. i'm on my eleventy billionth set of superwinch hubs.

btw d44hp reverse rotation ttb front and prolly 9 inch rear. if it has a removable center section in the rear axles then its a 9 inch.
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If the rear has studs/nuts on the front (driveshaft) side of the axle then its a 9", if it has bolts holding a cover on the rear of the axle then it will be a Ford 8.8" I am 95% sure that it has a 8.8"
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If the driveshaft isnt spinning then the tcase isnt engaging. Also, the driveshaft will spin with the hubs locked, so maybe you have more than 1 problem. The hubs could possibley be gummed up and not engaging. Take them apart and check them out.

If they werent swapped out you'll have a ttb 44 front and an 8.8 rear (slight chance of a 9").
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Thanks everyone, I know for sure the driveshaft is spinning and so are both axle shafts, they are automatic Hubs, I think I am just going to replace Them with Manual Locking Hubs, and it seems that everyone reccomends Warn. Just wanted to be sure that the Hubs were the issue before replacing them. Thanks for all the help Guys,
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Thanks everyone, I know for sure the driveshaft is spinning and so are both axle shafts, they are automatic Hubs, I think I am just going to replace Them with Manual Locking Hubs, and it seems that everyone reccomends Warn. Just wanted to be sure that the Hubs were the issue before replacing them. Thanks for all the help Guys,
Mike
Didn't realize you had auto hubs....the problem with those usually ain't that they blow out (they will do that too), it is just that the grease gets too sticky from being old.....we had a F-150 that did the same thing. A trail fix is to pop the cap off and soak it down in WD-40, but really it just needs to be cleaned and fresh grease slathered on everything. But in the long run you are farther ahead putting manual lockout on it.

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