4x4 help

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by ercrvs24, Oct 23, 2005.

  1. ercrvs24

    ercrvs24 LawnSite Member
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    I've got a 95 bronco 4x4. When I use the 4x4, the steering wheel has to be held about 90 degrees right of center. Does anyone have any ideas what's going on? Thanks for any input.
    -Eric
     
  2. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    Automatic hubs?
     
  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sounds like maybe the right side isn't locking in so you are having to hold the wheel to the right to steer stright.
     
  4. ercrvs24

    ercrvs24 LawnSite Member
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    Yes they are automatic hubs, so you both think this is the problem? How difficult is it to replace the automatic hubs with manual locking ones? I'm by no means a mechanic, but I do simple repairs on my vehicles. If it's very complicated, do you know an enstimated repair cost?
    thanks -Eric
     
  5. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Without seeing or driving the truck this would be the guess.There isn't that much to just swapping out the hubs for manuals. When you buy the new kit it should come with detailed instructions on how to install,You should be able to do it in less than a hour.
     
  6. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    If its anything like the hubs in a explorer/ranger its going to be more than an hour :)

    I've got a explorer 4x4, and one of these days I'll get rid of the POS automatic hubs and put some manuals on from a ranger, its a common swap.

    I'm sure you can get some donor hubs from a F-150 or something.
     
  7. lwcmattlifter

    lwcmattlifter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
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    It's a very easy swap. You will need a torque wrench, (snap ring pliers, maybe), auto hub socket to remove the old hub nut and a manual hub socket to install the new manual hub nut. It shouldn't take you more than 30 min per side to do the swap. You don't even have remove a tire. Call Warn or Mile Marker they have conversion kits for Dana 44/50/60 auto hubs. You should have a Dana 44 but check your differential tag to be sure.
     
  8. ercrvs24

    ercrvs24 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the info. I'm going to check into it.
     
  9. kc2006

    kc2006 LawnSite Silver Member
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    If I had a scanner I'd scan the pages of my manual that shows how to do the swap.

    But lwcmattlifter nailed all the tools you'll need. If its like mine you'll need a torx tip to install the cover (3 small bolts with torx heads). After having the whole front end of my truck apart I can get one sides hub completely apart in about 5 mins. So it won't be bad.
     
  10. ercrvs24

    ercrvs24 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the reassurance. I'll try and tackle this sometime soon - before snow starts falling.
     

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