View Full Version : Stuck Hub

11-30-2006, 03:40 PM
My passenger side hub has been stuck locked since i got the truck and i just realized.. it doesnt unlock.. u try and turn it and it seems to be stuck.. the driver side spins fine from unlock to lock.. anyone know what i acn do to unstuck it?? is it maybe just dirty and greasy?? or what..


James [cheers]

11-30-2006, 03:47 PM
is it frozen? And yes it does happen[cheers]

11-30-2006, 03:54 PM
you have to take it a part to see, first 6 torx and then the 6 12mm bolt. it might be only dirt, or your spring is defected or it came of the knob.....

11-30-2006, 04:45 PM
i dont think its frozen.. it was like that b4 it got cold too

11-30-2006, 05:09 PM
yeah just undo it and check for broken shit or spring slipped

11-30-2006, 05:11 PM
you try putting plyers on it and turning it?

If it is still stiff, then pull it apart, put all the parts in gas, clean it all up, re grease it all and put it back to gether, if you are going to run alot of deep water just pack them with grease and it will help keep the water from the wheelberings.

11-30-2006, 05:21 PM
havent tryed any use of force to turn it back.. just tryed with my fingers havent really forced it.. dont wanan further break anything IF somethings broken

11-30-2006, 05:52 PM
Its aluminium inner and outer, and its common for them to sieze together.

11-30-2006, 05:55 PM
can i break it if i try and force it to unlock?? or should i just leave it locked untill i have time to work on it?

12-01-2006, 12:39 PM
yo buddy you are really lazy just take it a part. dont force it much.
by the way, after you clean it up just put some grease, NEVER pack it with grease cuz your spindel is turning there always and it eventually thicken your grease and it will lock again......

12-07-2006, 02:49 PM
I fixed one of them today,
the gear in the hub was rusted right to the hub and spindel, took my sometime to clean all the rust.