The original housing is prone to having the threaded end break off into the brass return line nut. . Install Warn Hubs As Follows Note: Warn Hubs are assembled at the factory with the properamount of grease. This o-ring also provides part of the vacuum seal necessary for proper operation of the autolock hubs. Gently work the internal spring to work the grease into the guides. One of the holes will go over the pin on the inside ring, keeping it from spinning and preventing the bearing pre-load from getting loose.
Insert the wrench and turn counterclockwise until removed. In the beginning, there was a truck with missing cheap plastic hubcaps. I corrected the part numbers on this blog post after finding my original parts did not fit. I take them apart every year and re-grease so they won't freeze up. Contact me on my DieselOrings. This is not the reason the autolock knob begins to bind up and can not be turned. Install the retaining clip on the autolock hub and make sure it is completely recessed in its groove.
Then clean and lightly grease internal working surfaces. The next step is a little spookie. All do-it-yourself projects entail some risk. Use a flat-head screwdriver to remove the hub dust cover. Tighten the retaining screws to 13 inch lbs. Place a small amount of white grease on the splines of the axle and coat the groove where the hub o-ring seats in the wheel hub. As you apply torque, the socket doesn't want to stay flush to the face of the ring and keeps slipping off.
Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed. With the axle information, I ordered the special tools and parts that I would need for the conversion. It will decrease you mileage and wear out the front drive line faster if you chose to run with them locked in all of the time as your front drive line will be spining all of the time. I just replace a whole bunch of front end parts including replacing the tired ford autolockers with some warn manual lockers. Sometimes it takes a little work to get it to line up with the axle but once you get it, it will slide right in. Using an all purpose white grease, place a dab on each slide guide on the nylon assembly that was pulled from the bottom of the hub.
Driving with only one hub engaged can cause damage to the front differential. Obviously if you only use the truck for plowing there is no reason to unlock them in between storms. Two methods to dislodge the locking cones are: 1 Place a socket slightly larger than the cone againstthe hub flange and rap sharply with a hammer. Remove the o-ring from its seat on the hub and discard. While apart, I will also re-pack the wheel bearings, check the bearing seals and replace if necessary, and replace the front brake pads. Does the auto just constanly lock and unlock? Placecap assembly on body assembly. Typical ford to design a system that they know will fail so they give you the option to amnually lock them.
I can already tell that neither front hub is engaging, because I can't get either front tire to spin in the snow. These trucks are also used for routine and off-road driving. Set the nylon assembly that you placed the dabs of white grease on, into the center of the hub. To unlock them you need to put it in 2x4 and reverse x amount of feet, then you'll be in 2x4 I have an 06 F-350 with the auto locking hubs. I'm actually removing and re-packing the bearings, so I'm jacking the truck up.
Screw 2 of the Allen head locking hub bolts back in and use them to pull the lock out. If you wish to remove further then you will need to remove a small phillips head screw from an aluminum ring and then get a pick tool to run along the inside of the hub to remove a spring wire out of a groove and the rest of the hub will remove. Note the ring on the left has a little pin sticking up on it, at the 12:00 position. There are many types of bearing and hub kits available for installation on your Ford F-250. From what I read here, many ppl including myself locked them at the start of winter and just left them unless I am going far on clean rds. They died the first year.
The ring on the right is just there to lock the other two down. But it's up to you. The holes on the washer are offset, so if a hole doesn't fit over the pin, flip it over, and it will. There will be an outer locking nut then a locking ring that lines up with a dowel on another ring. You can shift in to and out of 4x4 as long as you are not under heavy acceleration or decelerating fast. Below is the spindle nut kit for one side. Click any image to enlarge.