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Manual Hub Won't Lock

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by homer96, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. Sep 7, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    homer96

    homer96 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys.

    I am wondering what kinds of things could be wrong because my driver's side hub will not lock. It has been difficult to lock all summer and I have been able to use a set of pliers to turn it until this weekend when I got in a tight spot on some trails. When I got my oil changed about a month ago, I had one of the guys that work on my truck take the hub apart and grease it, but it didn't help. And then when I needed 4x4 this weekend, I couldn't even get it to lock at all even with pliers. I can get it to turn 3/4 of the way and almost lock, but it won't go all the way. The passenger side hub locks with ease and I can just use my fingers. I'm guessing that I'm going to have to get new hubs, so what are some good ones I could upgrade with if I need to replace them?
     
  2. Sep 7, 2011 at 7:35 PM
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    JTacoma

    JTacoma Well-Known Member

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    I think Warn makes hubs. They might be worth looking in to.
     
  3. Sep 7, 2011 at 7:39 PM
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    homer96

    homer96 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hella 500s, AFE pro dry, Pioneer head unit and Polk audio 650 speakers,
    Yeah I've seen those and I like em, but I was wanting to see if there are any others out there. I also want to know if it could be something else that's wrong with it.
     
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