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Vitara freewheel hubs stuck in drive position . ( jx4u2 mod.)

I have just bought a 1600 vitara and found that the freewheel hubs are stuck in the drive position, i have taken off hubs and cleaned the lock/free leaver ,this now works fine but hub still remains in drive position all the time is it possible to strip hub and check operation without any special tools. ie i have all general tools puller etc.also do you now of a diagram of hub on the net

a.y.r. thanks a.r.t.

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Yes you can strip them down but its not easy and you need to be mindfull that there are two large springs inside. You will prob find that there is a part inside that has disintergrated causing the hub to stay in drive. Not sure if you can buy the pars singally though.

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