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Hub wont lock in

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TexasmadeYOTA, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. Aug 18, 2009 at 10:20 AM
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    TexasmadeYOTA

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    Ok guys well my Girlfriend got a 98 toyota 4x4 and we were trying it out the other night. It was doin fine it the mud only one problem her passenger side hud wont lock in.... it will go half way to lock but it feels like it is binding up. I havent taken it apart yet and checked it but just wondering if anyone has had this problem and what was the solution to fix it. I'm pretty good about fixing things on toyotas have had alot break on mine but have never ran across anything like this. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanxs for any help on this.
     
  2. Aug 18, 2009 at 10:22 AM
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    Try going in reverse and see if you can turn it the rest of the way then.
     
  3. Aug 18, 2009 at 10:26 AM
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    you mean putting the truck in reverse? or turning the dial in reverse?
     
  4. Aug 18, 2009 at 10:34 AM
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    The truck. Sometimes manual hubs get stuck and can be a bear to get to move. Try backing the truck up for a few feet then try to engage the hub. If you have a rubber mallet you give it a gentle "adjustment" in the direction you want the hub to go.

    You may want to dismantle it first and grease it. It could just be dry.
     
  5. Aug 18, 2009 at 10:43 AM
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    yea i was planning on taking it apart when she gets home from class today and see whats going on in there. thanxs for the help I didnt know if anyone else ran into this problem or not. but I've always lived by the hitting with a hammer method:D
     
  6. Aug 18, 2009 at 11:01 AM
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    I'm assuming its a manual trans & the other poster pretty much said it for me, gently roll back & forth a few feet & try turning the hub , if this doesn't work you could remove just the outer screws that hold the hub together & check for grease it may be dry & need to be repacked, I don't know about the mallet thing though
     
  8. Aug 19, 2009 at 5:28 PM
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    Thanxs guys for all the help it worked kinda when I rolled it back still kinda binded up so i took it apart and it needed grease bad....
     
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