Ford 4wd & Factory Lockout Problem - Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest

Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Ford Tech
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

greatlakes4x4.com is the premier Great Lakes 4x4 Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old October 10th, 2007, 01:11 PM   #1
83K5fullsize
Drew
 
83K5fullsize's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-20-06
Location: Ada, MI
Posts: 271
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default Ford 4wd & Factory Lockout Problem

Have a problem with my 4wd working sporadically on my 2001 F250 tow rig. No rime or reason to when it will & won't work. When I turn the knob to 4x4 the "4x4" light will come on & I can hear something shift from the transfer case like it's always done, but sometimes no power to the front end & sometimes there is.

Any suggestions, or anyone had the same/similar problem & fixed it ??

Have had the hubs in auto position sense I bought it 4 years ago and the 4wd has always worked. Like most of these Fords the manual hub is frozen in the auto position. I thought perhaps I could easily eliminate the hubs as the problem the next time the 4wd didn't work by manually locking them in but I can't turn them from auto.

I've never even had the wheels off this thing so I'm not sure what these hubs are like or what it's going to take to free them up. Can you free them up ? Any secrets to what it takes to do so ? I plan to pull them apart this weekend to take a look at them but wanted some input from anyone that has some experience with them. I've had my Warns a part on my Blazer many times but don't know it these factory auto hubs are similar.

Any help & input would be greatly appreciated.
83K5fullsize is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old October 10th, 2007, 03:09 PM   #2
Jeeperz Creeperz
Senior Member
 
Jeeperz Creeperz's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-08-05
Location: Wyandotte, MI
Posts: 3,120
iTrader: (13)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Send a message via ICQ to Jeeperz Creeperz Send a message via AIM to Jeeperz Creeperz Send a message via MSN to Jeeperz Creeperz Send a message via Yahoo to Jeeperz Creeperz
Default

Bad hubs. Common problem.
Jeeperz Creeperz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 10th, 2007, 05:30 PM   #3
broncobuddha
Starting over
 
broncobuddha's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-13-07
Location: kalamazoo mi
Posts: 859
iTrader: (2)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to broncobuddha
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeeperz Creeperz View Post
Bad hubs. Common problem.
Yessir, the auto hubs on ford trucks are notorious for this. first they are sporadic then they stop working altogether.
broncobuddha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 11th, 2007, 11:12 AM   #4
bender
Your daily fullsize fix.
 
bender's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-16-06
Location: Dutton
Posts: 540
iTrader: (4)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to bender Send a message via MSN to bender Send a message via Yahoo to bender
Default

yep. i just replaced mine too. a little bit different since my tcase is manual, but same factory junk.

go Warn... i got the premiums for less than $200 for both w/ lifetime warranty. they're not auto, but you can depend on them at least.
bender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 11th, 2007, 02:45 PM   #5
Troll53
Lurker under the bridge
 
Troll53's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-17-06
Location: Lapeer, Michigan
Posts: 277
iTrader: (2)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via MSN to Troll53
Default

It could also be the vacuum actuator or the vacuum/hub seals...
Troll53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 12th, 2007, 09:31 AM   #6
83K5fullsize
Drew
 
83K5fullsize's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-20-06
Location: Ada, MI
Posts: 271
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Was thinking of going to a set of Warns and just doing the manual thing. I'm fine with that as it's my tow rig & is rarely in 4wd. But when I need it I want it to work.

What all was involved in changing to the Warns ? I thought I heard there was a kit or something needed in addition to the Warn hubs for them to be compatable.
83K5fullsize is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 12th, 2007, 09:50 AM   #7
Jeeperz Creeperz
Senior Member
 
Jeeperz Creeperz's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-08-05
Location: Wyandotte, MI
Posts: 3,120
iTrader: (13)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Send a message via ICQ to Jeeperz Creeperz Send a message via AIM to Jeeperz Creeperz Send a message via MSN to Jeeperz Creeperz Send a message via Yahoo to Jeeperz Creeperz
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 83K5fullsize View Post
Was thinking of going to a set of Warns and just doing the manual thing. I'm fine with that as it's my tow rig & is rarely in 4wd. But when I need it I want it to work.

What all was involved in changing to the Warns ? I thought I heard there was a kit or something needed in addition to the Warn hubs for them to be compatable.
Just remove OEM hubs and throw in trash, insert Warn/Mile Marker body and install snap ring, bolt cover on to that and you're done.
__________________
Jeeperz Creeperz, Inc.
1627 Eureka Rd
Wyandotte, MI 48192
734-281-8141
M-F 10am-7pm
Sat 10am-3pm
www.jeeperz-creeperz.com
Jeeperz Creeperz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 12th, 2007, 10:54 AM   #8
83K5fullsize
Drew
 
83K5fullsize's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-20-06
Location: Ada, MI
Posts: 271
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

PM'ed you before I saw your reply. Sorry. Thanks for the info. Sounds pretty stright forward. I'm going to be pulling it apart this weekend I hope. Want to get it done before I head to Iowa on a hunting trip in a few weeks.

Thanks again for your help !
83K5fullsize is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Ford Tech

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:47 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Page generated in 0.16371 seconds with 45 queries