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Hi, I have a 1991 Suzuki JLX Vitara with the Front Right hub is locked into 4WD and I can seem to unlock it and the gearbox of late feels notchy, sometimes difficult to change into gear

Hi, I have a 991 Suzuki JLX Vitara. The Front Right hub is locked into 4WD and I can seem to unlock it. Any suggestions? Also the gearbox of late feels notchy, sometimes difficult to change into gear. Does gearbox need to be lubricated...or is this a serious problem?
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Spray with wd40 then put mole or vice grips on flat edge where finger & thumb would normaly go gently as its cast alloy get someone to move car backwards & fowards a few inches IE rock back & forward as you try to move the diff lock but make sure both front wheels are in the straight ahead position put in 4w high or 4w low put screew driver in between mole or vice grip prise very gently should move I had to do this on mine as normaly indicates that its not been used in a while then drive gental every now & then with both diff lockes engaged to keep them free dont go far with them locked on dry roads as hand book describes use em or loose em! use in snow ice wet slippery muddy surfaces remember switch em off when back on dry roads.

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Try hammering the front right hub with a wood or a rubber hammer while slowly reversing the vehicle, and keep on unlocking the hub while doing this.
spray it with lubrication first
yes, you need to change the gear oil in your gear box
Have your clutch re adjusted, it may be worn out , that's why you are having a hard time changing gears or have it bleed to keep the air out if you are using hydraulic.
If you dont hear any noise in your gear box while driving, its nothing serious, worst thing could be replacing your clutch lining and pressure plate.

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How do i remove front hub


hello anon.
2wd or 4wd car?, this Counts big time? i toss coin; land 4wd.
The USA car can be Vitara or Grand Vitara. and cut in dates vary for that too.
the 2002 has no end locking hubs.
so you must mean front wheel bearing hubs.
ok its easy with tools.

GOT TOOLS?
http://www.fixkick.com/hubs/FW_BEARINGS.html#newer

to be accurate i need full spec on car
country
engine sizes. and if 2wd or 4wd.

my guess is your car has the unified hubs. (bearings can not be removed)
you unbolt it.
you put the new hub on
you torque it to 123-180 Ft/lbs, this is the running torque not a preload)
if not, it will fail fast.

that page even has the FSM chapter page there. to see.
from a real Suzuki, 2004.
can be seen tool, at alldata.com
or at suzuki pit stop , dot com (google it) its there.

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no end of car stated, now that makes this impossible
but ill guess front. and guess 2 , 4wd ,?????????
and at what step in process you got stuck>????

all that , just all that..
all that is in the FSM, ever heard off a factory service manual.
or alldata.com
or this.
$4 bucks to look.
https://suzukipitstopplus.com/Products/1191-2001-vitara-grand-vitara-service-manual.aspx
before buying $500 suzuki tools, be it known , generic tools work.

the wheel bearing
ill paste some clues.
I have a printed FSM. (and all above)
here is the factory page
http://www.fixkick.com/hubs/vitara/new-vit-hubs.pdf

the bearing are never replaced in this car, you replace the whole hub.
that is how its done. if you want to break the rules.
then you get to work blind, what bearings are there, , its not publish.
then you get to find that out, and then find a shop to presses them in
and after all that ,its 5x the cost of a hub.
so>>>>>/???

see end of this page for GV front hubs
http://www.fixkick.com/hubs/vitara/new-vit-hubs.pdf

see the list of complex options there. see that.?
2wd, 4wd,?
my guess is yours is 4wd, guess 2.
and uses photo 10 there.

see grapic 10 ,see part id 11?
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use the slide hammer and bam its off

Pit fall 1,
if you fail to set the nut ring 11 to 156 (or to spec) foot/pounds torque
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see TIMKEN bearing tests proof of that fact, it is a fact.
for all CRUSH bearings.....

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