Removal & Installation
The engagement and disengagement of the hubs is a manual operation which must be performed at each hub assembly. The hubs should be placed FULLY in either Lock or Free position or damage will result.
Locking hubs should be run in the Lock position periodically for a few miles to assure proper differential lubrication.
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
Remove or disconnect the following:
Lock the hubs. Remove the outer retaining plate, Allen head bolts and take off the plate, O-ring, and knob assembly.
External snapring from the axle shaft
- Clean all hub parts in a safe, non-flammable solvent and wipe them dry.
- Inspect each component for wear or damage. Make sure that the springs are functional and stiff. Make sure that all gear teeth are intact, with no chips or burrs.
- Make sure that the splines on the inside of the wheel hub are clean and free of dirt, chips and burrs.
- Surface irregularities can be cleaned up with light filing or emery paper.
- Prior to assembly, coat all parts with the same wheel bearing grease.
Install or connect the following:
- Place the hub dial in the Lock position.
Coat the hub dial assembly O-ring with wheel bearing grease and position the hub dial and retainer on the hub.
Allen head bolts. Make sure that you used any washers that were there originally. Torque these bolts to 45 inch lbs. (5 Nm)
Rotate the hub dial to the free position and turn the wheel hubs to make sure that the axle is free.