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The 4 wheel will lock on the drive shaft, but it won't lock the hubs. Ideas?

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Have you got hub locks fitted, as they are not standard for europe..?
(has each wheel got a centre lock "key".)

Posted on Aug 02, 2010

  • jacquehinde Aug 03, 2010

    No it is supposed to be automatic with a switch inside the vehicle.

  • geoff hunter Aug 03, 2010

    the switch is for the diff lock NOT the wheels.....

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SOUNDS LIKE A BAD HUB TRY THIS TO DIAGNOSE THE PROBLEM

Put the transmission in park, set the parking brake and raise the chassis so one of the front wheels is off the ground while the other is still on the ground. When the transfer case is in two-wheel drive, the hubs should be released allowing the wheels to turn freely when spun by hand. If the axle shaft turns when you spin the wheel, it means the hub has not disengaged.
To check engagement, rotate the axle shaft backwards. This should lock the hub. Try turning the wheel by hand again. The axle shaft should now turn with the wheel if the hub is locked. If the hub fails to lock, the hub will have to be disassembled and inspected or replaced.
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Removal & Installation


  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2. Remove the wheel.
  3. Remove the wheel drive shaft nut.
  4. Remove the brake caliper and wire aside.
  5. Remove the brake rotor.
  6. Disconnect the electrical connector from the wheel speed sensor.
  7. Remove the wheel speed sensor connector from the bracket by depressing the locking tabs.
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  9. Install Wheel Hub Removal tool J-42129 to the hub and bearing assembly in order to remove the hub and bearing assembly from the wheel drive shaft.
  10. Remove the hub and bearing assembly from the steering knuckle.

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  2. Install the 3 hub and bearing assembly bolts and tighten to 85 ft. lbs. (115 Nm).
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