Question about 2002 Ford F250 Super Duty SuperCab

2 Answers

What do I do with my manual hubs

I have a F-250 Diesel with 4wd. I can't read the hubs but they do turn manually. when do I put them where (toward the back or toward the front of the vehicle?

I don't use 4wd much and don't want to chew up the hubs

Posted by on


2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Just remember the old saying. Righty-tighty lefty-losey. It works for both wheels. You turn to the right to tighten left to loosen therefore right to lock left to unlock.

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 508 Answers

Here is an easy way to tell if and when they are not engaged. Look on the inside of the axle knuckle where you see the the axle come out of the axle tube. Reach in and turn the axle. If the axle turns your hub on that side is not engaged. Mark the position on the hub. Then move to the other side and perform the same process and mark the hub. Just use a little dot of fingernail polish to mark the unlocked position on the hub for future reference.

Posted on Mar 12, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have 2003 RA Holden Rodeo 3.0 ltr T/Diesel. The 2 front wheels don't seem to be engaging when i put it into 4wd (high or low range). I can hear the high and low range click in when i press the buttons...

Does yours have AUTO hubs, there are some luxory models have auto hubs, these rely on difference in drive on the axles,(wheel spin) others have manual locking hubs, these actually need to be engaged manually, these require you to twist the centre of the hub to engage and disengage the front hubs, these sometimes require you to reverse to disengage properly, Rodeo had both depending on model. Happy New Year

Dec 30, 2013 | Isuzu Rodeo Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My 4wd doesnt lock the front drive axle. What can I do to get it to lock into 4wd? When I put the gear into 4x4 the light comes on but it still doesnt work. Please help

Hi Kamakaroots,

Being an older 4x4 you will need to manually engage the hubs aswell as move the shifter into 4x4.
To engage the hubs you will need to turn the switches on the hub/rim's themselves.


May 08, 2011 | 1988 Nissan Pathfinder

1 Answer

My 2008 Ford Super Duty Diesel Crew Cab long bed 4 wheel drive switch will not work sometimes up to 10 attempts going from 2 wheel drive to 4 wheel drive and then back to 2 wheel drive from 4wd. At times...

So I would think you have locking hubs on it? So you lock the hubs in and then put it in 4wd and driving sometimes it stays in 4wd when you want to shift it back into 2wd? Sounds like the shifter inside the transfer case is hanging up. In some cases if you drive faster than 50mph and try to shift it back to 2wd it won't do it, unlock the axle and back the truck up to reline the spline gear in the transfer case. I would request the transfer case be replace since its under warranty. And as far as Ford telling you they can't do nothing look in your owners manual and call the complaint office and tell them what dealer you went to. Also I would go back and talk to the manager sounds like someone doesn't want to do his job.

Jul 31, 2010 | 2008 Ford F 250 Super Duty 4WD

1 Answer

I bought a 2005 ford F150 (lariat) 4x4 used. It did not come with an owners manual. What is the procedure for putting it in four wheel drive?. There are no hub locks, its auto.

You can download a PDF of the owners manual from Ford

The shift on the fly ( Electronic with the switch on the dash or Mechanical with the lever ) is all you need to do. The hubs autolock once the truck is in 4WD. Check the page on the shift, 2WD into 4WD is 45 MPH ( think that is it ) or lower if the temp is 32* F or higher ( it is slower in colder weather ). Shifting into 4L is stop, place truck in Neutral or Park, then shift into 4L. Please verify in the manual, this is just what I recall reading.

Mar 04, 2010 | 2005 Ford F-150

1 Answer

4wd not engaging


I have a 2000 Sportage EX, had the same trouble.

The 4wd works by Vacuum lines(rubber hoses) that uses air to lock the front hubs in.

Usually the rubber hose line behind the front tires at hub to the frame become dry rot,cracked---replace them and try it.

If hoses still good or replaced and still not working----there is a Vacuum pump under the hood near brake master cylinder(driver side on inner fender near windshield)---It looks like the size of a "D" flashlight battery with hoses attached and a single wire connected to bottom of it----sometimes these little pumps go bad too.

Other than that the Front hubs(automatic) might be bad(like a leaky air bag that wont inflate to lock hubs)---this can be a costly replace.

One last resort to avoid all this hassle----get a manual "WARN" locking hubs put on car(about $150)---this way you can lock the hubs manually by a 1/4 turn slot at each front tire to go in 4wd when needed.

Good luck---hope this helps.

Jan 19, 2010 | 2000 Kia Sportage

1 Answer

95 dodge 2500 4x4 front axle clicks in 2wd not 4wd when engaged

Do you have automatic locking hubs? Do you need to turn hubs on wheels in order to have 4 wheel drive work? If all you do to get in 4wd is move shifter, then you have automatic locking hubs. The clicking indicates that the hubs are not fully disingaging. To check, block rear wheels, jack front up, and turn tire. the axle should not be turning...if it is, hub is still ingaged....time for new hubs.....if hubs are bad, and you want to save money, you can purchase a set of manual hubs made by (WARN)...its more than half the cost, but you will have to turn hubs to lock and unlock manually. still need to use the gear selector to put and take out 4wd.

Jul 05, 2009 | 1999 Dodge Ram

1 Answer

What is the procedure for engaging a 92 ford f-250' 4x4 ?

First thing to do is engage the lock out hubs on the front axels if it has them, they should say "free" or "lock". Turn them to lock. Then inside the cab on the floor hump will be the 2H 4H N 2L slector. Pull the slector lever into 4H and you are in 4WD high range. Do not drive the truck in 4WD on dry pavement, only gravel/dirt or snow. The minor difference between the front and rear wheel speeds will "wrap up" the driveline and make it hard to pull the lever out of 4WD. It is recommended that you back the truck up at least 10 feet after you remove it from 4WD to "unwrap" the drivelines. Your choice as to disengaging the front hubs, but it will save wear and tear on the front axels and dirveshaft if you disengage.

Jun 29, 2009 | 1999 Ford F150 Regular Cab

2 Answers

Replacing brakes & re-surfacing rotors 4WD f-250 1991

need to know if the hubs are auto locking or manual. the bearings have different locking set ups.

Mar 23, 2009 | 1991 Ford F250

2 Answers

Warn manual hub install 2000 f-250



Nov 29, 2008 | 1995 Ford F250

3 Answers

I have a Toyota Landcruiser Prado SX 3.0 1994 Turbo Diesel, Engine No 1 KZ-0065839. The Electric Switches for the 4WD and Hub Lock light up when they are pushed on but the car does not go into 4WD. I...

το προβλημα ειναι ενα μικρο συρμα που κανει επαφη σε ενα απο τουσ δυο τροχουσ μπρωστα

Jul 17, 2008 | 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser

Not finding what you are looking for?
2002 Ford F250 Super Duty SuperCab Logo

235 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts


Level 3 Expert

77194 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22265 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5579 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides