front wheels dont turn in 4hi or 4 lo drive shaft turns but thats it. this is my first jeep and 4wd, so iam a little lost. iam hoping its just the hubs? maybe?
The entire drive shaft , including the front differentially yoke is turning, correct. What about the axle shafts, where you can see the u-joint at the knuckel?
I assume the Jeep is driveable in 2 wd. Make sure the hubs are locked, place the transmission in netural, on a FLAT level surface, push the Jeep foward or backwards, while watching the axle shafts at the knuckel, they should be turning with the wheel. The same thing can be done by jacking up one front wheel, rotateing it while watching the axleshafts.
1957 WILLYS pickup,
1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac.
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ.
Ok I checked the axles the drivers side is turning fine but the hub is not locking the passenger side axle is hardly turning. Iam guessing that could be bad. The front diff was checked when I brought it home and it has Amsoil severe duty in it and I didn't see anything missing and there where no metal chips in the old oil. Thank you to everybody who has been responding.
As mentioned before, check to see if the axle u-joints are turning at the wheels. If so, then you have a problem with the locking hubs. either one of them are bad or they need to be removed and cleaned, then re-greased.