Auto Hubs - PowerStrokeNation : Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-11-2011, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
Bleau May
 
Soaggydogg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 633
Angry Auto Hubs

I need to replace the auto hubs in 03 Ex per mechanic, they won't turn.

Does anyone have a line on a good pair of OEM hubs, new or used?


Thanks

02 Excursion foil delete and a Tapercore
Soaggydogg is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-12-2011, 01:48 AM
<<< THE GAUGE WHORE...
 
CSIPSD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bend, OR
Posts: 12,083
Re: Auto Hubs

I would dump the vac hubs and get a good set of Warns... My wifes have been replaced once, rebuilt twice and still never work properly. She just gets out and locks the hubs and moves on.

[CENTER]01 F-250 SC PSD,430k,16 Isspro Gauges, AFE-2,CCV Mod,IAH delete,map reg,Modded H2e, 6.0 IC, 230/100, Studs, 910 springs, Forged rods, Hydra chip, Swamps HVHF IDM, MBRP 4" dual's, Aero, 6" tip's, 4" Revtek lift, 37/12.5/16.5 MT's
Joe
CSIPSD is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-12-2011, 01:52 AM
PSN Local
 
CALADASH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Maple Hill NC
Posts: 486
Re: Auto Hubs



I ditched the auto hubs not that long ago for the Warns. Theres a write up on here (Welcome to guzzle's 4x4 Autolock Hub Lubrication Maintenance Web Page) to clean them up but aint a guarantee they will work. Are they staying locked or something?

2002 F-250 Lariat
Im Dan,my tranny hates me no more!!"
AFE Stage 2
Power Hungry Perfomance Custom 6 Pos chip
Suncoast tranny
Isspro Boost,Tranny and EGT
H2E
Air Dog 150
Adrenaline HPOP
6.0L Tranny Cooler
FS-2500
Fluidampr

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
CALADASH is offline  
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-12-2011, 01:58 AM
PSN Veteran
 
powr2stroke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: tennessee
Posts: 517
Re: Auto Hubs



I would just go get a set warn hubs and be done with it !

08 F250 C/C 4x4 mine
01 F350 C/C 4X4 her's

Elite High Powers
Elite Twin K16
powr2stroke is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-12-2011, 02:01 AM
Crazy wid da cheeze wiz
 
David N's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Williamston NC
Posts: 2,411
Re: Auto Hubs

Ehhh. If you look around you can find a set of good factory hubs. I got mine off of a guy from up here that had several sets at the time. I think I gave $75 for both of them.

2002 F-250 CCSB Lariat 4x4 7.3 Mostly stock... for now

2003 Ford Ranger Fx4 Level ll Sonic Blue with 33s"

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steamfighter View Post
I'm getting it in the can right now!!
David N is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-12-2011, 04:13 AM
Reloading
 
Critical's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Phenix City, AL
Posts: 429
Re: Auto Hubs

Question I have is how many miles do you guys have on your auto hubs before they quit on you? I hear a lot of "auto hubs suck! Mine went out on me". Only to find out the person has 200-300k miles on them. I have 240k on my auto hubs and are working well. And about 200k of those miles were in Alaska where I used them all the time. If they quit on me I'll spend the extra money for autos. They are convenient (especially if you're in some sloppy crap you dont want to walk through) and they work. Like any mechanical part they have a lifespan, some longer than others. I don't think they're too bad.

Look here, the prices aren't too bad.Tousley Ford Parts Depot

America Land of the free.*
*Some restrictions may apply, void where prohibited.
Critical is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-12-2011, 05:04 AM
<<< THE GAUGE WHORE...
 
CSIPSD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bend, OR
Posts: 12,083
Re: Auto Hubs

First set went out with about 100k on the X, second set at about 150k... Now they are just manual until I get a chance to swap Warns into her rig.

Auto hubs do suck. They are prone to failure, they are 70% plastic and I would rather have something I know will work 100% of the time.

There is nothing wrong with driving around with your hubs locked for weeks on end, doesnt hurt a thing.

[CENTER]01 F-250 SC PSD,430k,16 Isspro Gauges, AFE-2,CCV Mod,IAH delete,map reg,Modded H2e, 6.0 IC, 230/100, Studs, 910 springs, Forged rods, Hydra chip, Swamps HVHF IDM, MBRP 4" dual's, Aero, 6" tip's, 4" Revtek lift, 37/12.5/16.5 MT's
Joe
CSIPSD is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-12-2011, 02:45 PM
Reloading
 
Critical's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Phenix City, AL
Posts: 429
Re: Auto Hubs

You're right there is nothing wrong with driving on locked hubs, I did it all the time with my bronco. I'm just speaking from my expeariences, My hubs have lasted a resonable lifespan even under hard conditions. And the people I've talked to about them complain when when they have a plethora of miles on thiers. Water pumps go out aroundv +/- 150k, unit bearing go out at +/-200k, and what's the average lifspan of a tranny, ball jionts,or gp's and gpr? If I got 150k out of my of hubs I'd be happy with that. And yes, warn hubs would last alot longer, but I've had warns brake on me with rather low miles on them in my jeep. But I understand your fustration with them.

America Land of the free.*
*Some restrictions may apply, void where prohibited.
Critical is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the PowerStrokeNation : Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome