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Unread 12-17-2005, 10:10 AM   #1
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locking in hubs

was just wondering how far you need 2 turn the hubs to lock them in, just got an old cj5 77 and it has warn hubs on it that say 4by4 and 4by2 and it appears you only need to turn them about an inch from 2wd to lock in 4wd is that right? or do you need to turn them almost all the way around? just wondering, thanks in advance for your replies, pb

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Unread 12-17-2005, 10:23 AM   #2
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Why don't you just try and turn it and see how it works
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Unread 12-17-2005, 12:06 PM   #3
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Im pretty sure its limited how far you can turn them, they sort of click when they go to either side on mine and stop when they are either at 4by2 or 4by4, im pretty sure its limited play between those two and shoudln't be able to spin all the way around...well thats how my warns are anyhow...good luck!
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Unread 12-17-2005, 12:42 PM   #4
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I have the Warn Hubs. If your in 4x2 turn clockwise almost one complete turn. If your in 4x4 turn counter clockwise almost one complete turn. When you lock, or unlock your hubs it should not be an inch trun, you almost make a complete revolution.
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Unread 12-17-2005, 01:38 PM   #5
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Why don't you just try and turn it and see how it works
Amen........gotta go 10
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Unread 01-03-2006, 07:16 PM   #6
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it seems from the responses that all warns are different, some say to turn just a bit like mine does and others say go almost all the way around and others were not very helpful, just turn them is kinda of lame response to a serious question, most people in here have been very helpful, but u always run into those people, you would rather not comment on, I personally enjoy helping others, some people in here....will leave it at that, pb
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Unread 01-04-2006, 12:17 AM   #7
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Why don't you just try and turn it and see how it works
Actually this ISN'T a lame comment. Your hubs are marked 2x4 and 4x4 with detents at both positions. The dial won't go past these markings unless the hub is broken, a situation not specified in your original question. By simply rotating the dial selector to either position, you would have answered your question yourself. I can understand these kinds of questions when the hub isn't rotating or won't go all the way to the marked positions, however, again, no problem was indicated. When I read a question such as yours, I wonder if you even attempted to engage them prior to asking. When owning a Jeep, one must show a little initiative.
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Unread 01-04-2006, 01:22 AM   #8
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IN addittion it depends on what hubs you have... the warn premium hubs are almost a full turn where the other warn hubs are only a partial turn. Your best bet is to spin the hubs like suggested. You should be able to figure it out from there. Just remember that when the spinningis done it the arrow on the hub should point to either 2x4 or 4x4
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Unread 01-04-2006, 02:45 AM   #9
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mine go almost a full turn between 2x4 and 4x4 and iv never heard of them moving just an inch or so. but if thats the way that they are designed to work, and they work, i guess that its all good then and that thats how they are supposed to work.
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Unread 01-04-2006, 01:45 PM   #10
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I have spicer hubs on mine and they only turn 1/4 of the way around from locked and unlocked. My spare set of warns also are only a 1/4 turn type. My old hubs were the warn premium before I swapped running gear and they were the 3/4 turn type.
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Unread 01-04-2006, 04:49 PM   #11
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thank you for all the responses, I should have stated initially that when I got my old jeep it was sitting for 12+years and when I tried to turn the hubs the were completely stuck.
I sprayed them up and got a phillips and a hammer and gently tapped them 1/4 turn from 4by2 to 4by4, the 4wd seems to work good, although the last time I had manual hubs was almost 20 years ago, so my memory, as good as it is, was a little foggy about how far to turn them and the 1/4 turn just seemed so short, my old cj5 81 laredo was a 3/4 if I remember correctly.
obviously I am going to try and turn something or try something out before coming on here and wasting everyone's time, gimme a break, I just wanted to see if any1 else knew about a 1/4 vs. 3/4 turn and obviously they do and that has been helpful.
I was a little irritated with some peoples comments on if I had tried it yet, c'mon now, but in fairness I did not explain my entire story, so I guess that was my fault, anyway, mine must be 1/4 turn and they seem to work so thanks to everyone for all there comments, peace, pb
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Unread 01-05-2006, 12:14 AM   #12
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Those of us who have been on this forum for a while see questions from time to time that seem to indicate that the initiator feels that it is easier to ask than to get one's hand dirty. I imagine that was the thinking behind some of the responses that you got. As you say, perhaps you should have explained your situation more thoroghly in you intial inquiry.
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