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Broken 4wd 04 f250sd

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by black99, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. black99

    black99 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    well i went to locl the hubs today and moved the lever to 4h and nothing. Dealers closed til friday...any hints to what to try? i know nothing about the system. its a 2004 f250 with manual hubs. i know the ESOF system is known to be problematic but i figure manual would be reliable. Theres no noises when shifting to 4...i can hear the transfer case lock but the hubs wont lock the shafts to the whels? could they be stuck? cheap fix? do i need new ones?
  2. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    is it possible one is unlocked?
  3. hinikersnowplow

    hinikersnowplow Member
    from on aol
    Messages: 53

    springs are broken
  4. Turbodiesel

    Turbodiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    Try a pair of Warn hub lockers. No plastic all metal!

  5. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    ya I have the warns on my truck. the oem ford ones sucked. plastic garbage lol
  6. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,613

    How hard is the install? Can you do it yourself? Cost?
  7. Wieckster

    Wieckster Senior Member
    Messages: 131

    where did you get those hubs and how much were they I am interested. How much of a job is it to install them?
  8. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    I did a set on my old truck. Bunch of snap rings and you need spandue(sp) socket to remove hub.
  9. Turbodiesel

    Turbodiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    Warn lockers are 250 a set . EASY install!
  10. 01SMOKINSD

    01SMOKINSD Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    I replaced my ESOF hubs about 2 years ago with a set of Warn hubs. Best thing I have ever done. I blieve they were less than $200. There are no special tools needed. Just a pair of pliars to remove the "wire" snap ring on the factory hubs, and a pair of needle nose pliars and allen wrench to tighten the new hubs. You may also need a pair of regular snap ring pliars as well. Shouldn't take any longer than maybe an hour tops to replace both sides.
  11. DCSpecial

    DCSpecial Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 408

  12. artic429

    artic429 Senior Member
    Messages: 166

    Its an easy job as long as the retaining rings that hold your old hubs on are not full of crud and stuff but after that..... shes smooth sailing! An hour and youll have both of em swapped out. The only concern i had about the whole specifics of the deal was the torque on the inside nut.... I think they say something like 175 or 200 ft/lbs of torque...... Thats a little too much in my opinion but I would check with someone else that knows a little more about it than me.!
  13. DCSpecial

    DCSpecial Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 408

    Torque on what inside nut?

    99-04 Super Duty?
  14. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    i put the warn hub locks on my 02 superduty. it took longer to get the old pos ford units off than it took to put the new ones on.

    remove the snap rings that hold the stock hub locks on.
    take a rubber mallet and a large pair of channel locks, and get the old hubs off. put the inner half of the warn in. install the new snap ring. put the outer warn lock on, tighten up the 6 allen wrench head bolts, and you are done. it took me 20 minutes to get the old ones off, and 5 minutes to put the new warns on.
  15. artic429

    artic429 Senior Member
    Messages: 166

    I had to put the conversion kit on there too..... I was talking about the lock nuts that came with that.
  16. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    what is this conversiom kit??
    did you have ESOF with auto hubs??
  17. DCSpecial

    DCSpecial Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 408

    Dynatrac Free Spin or Solid Axle Spyntec kit?

    They are the only conversion kits for 99-04 SDs and they convert to fixed spindles with the spanner nuts that hold the wheel hub to the spindle.