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Ford lock out hubs

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by plowtime1, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. plowtime1

    plowtime1 Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    Looking for OEM'S but not the price;quoted $300.00 each from Ford..with corporate discount. :dizzy: Thanks for the assistance ussmileyflag
     
  2. dellwas

    dellwas Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    Well, if you can live with used:

    www.car-part.com



     
  3. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    You need the outer locking part? I didn't think they were that expensive but I went with the warn hubs. And eliminated the vacum bs. The warns are only $150 for the pair.
     
  4. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Great site-thanks. :drinkup:
     
  5. wkahler

    wkahler Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    If you go with the warn does that eliminate the switch in the cab?? I guess it depends on what year , mines a 2001, you have, but how do you us the 4 low, do you just turn the switch and lock them in instead of free on the hubs?? My auto has intermittent vacuum leak that the dealer can't locate and i am thinking about going to the warns instead of the "auto" feature since i plow in lock anyways!

     
  6. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Why not just manually lock in the hubs you have?
     
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2009
  7. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Manually locking them is the only way to go with the "auto" hubs.
     
  8. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    What do you mean?
     
  9. wkahler

    wkahler Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    He means that on the Ford hubs there is a auto or a lock option. Mainly you can have them 100% locked or you can have them only lock when they slip. When plowing the only way i found it easiest was to put them in lock.
     
  10. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    I thought when in auto they came on when you put it in 4WD.
     
  11. plowtime1

    plowtime1 Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    Thank you for the response everyone! thats a useful site! digging deeper and going with the OEM's.

    thanks again!
     
  12. dellwas

    dellwas Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    Not a prob, it's saved me on more than one occaison. The 4wd shifters in the F-350 are known to seize over time. Mine did, and I forced it trying to break it free. Well it broke alright, cast piece snapped in two. New ones up here in Canada run around $800! :help:

    Found one via Car-Part in California, shipped it was $75 (they made a mistake on it's value but honored it anyway). It's helped in finding old Mercedes parts too...

     
  13. plowtime1

    plowtime1 Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    Thanks Dellwas,

    Sheez... $800.00!
    I found a used one as well in Maine...I will be purchasing this one for under $100.00;
    this will be a back-up!

    Thanks again.
     
  14. dellwas

    dellwas Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    No prob.

    Got the one from California and first thing I did was disssamble it and load it with nevrseize. I'm thinking now I should have drilled and tapped it and put in a grease nipple. Food for thought?

     
  15. RobbieB

    RobbieB Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    If your ESOF system is working then when you flip the switch to 4wd then they lock in. The ESOF system is junk and highly unreliable so most just lock them in. I've had two used Ford trucks and neither systems have worked. GM has the 4wd Auto that engages when the wheels slip.
     
  16. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    I have never had an issue with mine. :cool: