View Full Version : sticky hubs?

08-03-2010, 02:32 AM
after i am in 4wheel for a bit and i go to unlock my hubs. sometimes they unlock right away like they should but other times one hub stays semi locked in for a few minutes of driving. any idea how to fix this?

08-03-2010, 03:13 AM
have you tried going backwards a couple feet after unlocking your hub?

08-03-2010, 03:17 AM
sure have, but it only happens sometimes...

08-03-2010, 07:16 AM
take-em apart clean em perfect and pack em with good grease and try it again....I'll bet that fixes the problem

08-03-2010, 10:45 AM
dont pack them with grease

small amount of grease only and make sure everything is clean and and that theres no rust or corrosion on any of the moving parts or burrs for that matter. if you go into deep water often its a good idea to put silicone around the mating surfaces of the lockout and the wheel hub.

08-03-2010, 11:09 AM
if cleaning them up and retrying doesn't work. if you need some spare parts for the hub. i may have 2 asian hubs in my garage for parts if you need them. PM me if you need them.

08-03-2010, 11:20 AM
could be a worn out spring too..

i just realized this was in the toyota section... yuck

08-03-2010, 03:01 PM
i have never taken a hub apart. whats the best way to do it

08-03-2010, 09:30 PM
take pics as you go if your not sure how to put it back together

08-03-2010, 11:22 PM
i talked to the previous owner. he said the hubs have fresh grease in them, and its just the gear drivin transfer case. but thanks for the heads up and info

08-03-2010, 11:42 PM
transfer case wont cause hubs to stay engaged to much grease will do not use silicone use proper gaskets and wipe them with cherry chapstick has to be cherry and they wont stick so you can reuse them
sounds silly but it works we use it on holley carbs
for metering block and bowl gaskets

08-03-2010, 11:53 PM
i might need someone else to look at it. just to be sure

08-03-2010, 11:58 PM
if your coming to newbie run it only takes a few minuites to check them

08-04-2010, 10:52 AM
[quote=offroadordrift;1519195]i have never taken a hub apart. ...
theres your problem seems some routine maitanance is in order.......

08-04-2010, 03:36 PM
i just got the truck like...3 days ago. but the previous owner said the hubs have fresh grease in them

dirka dave
08-04-2010, 04:25 PM
Take them apart.......

go from there.

08-04-2010, 04:47 PM
Must be too much fresh grease in them. ;)
Less lube is better in this situation...