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Auto to manual hub, tools needed?!?!?!

morbidrazor

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Hi everybody, i havent been on this forum in awhile, mainly because my 91edb has been running great...........until now. My auto hubs are shot, and i dont want to do anymore damage to the rest of my 4wd drive system, so im going to "upgrade" to manual lockers. I found the kits, and everything, i just cant seem to find any info anywhere on EXACTLY what tools are needed, and where to find them, lol.

Thanks everybody
 


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To take off the auto hubs, you need the hex shaped socket. To install the manual hubs, you need the round socket.
You could probably get by with a large crescent wrench for the autos, since you won't be putting them back on, and just buy the manual socket.
 

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I was thinking this was along the lines of what i was going to need. Is the tool for putting the manual hubs on easy to find?? autozone or something??

If not whats it called so i can search for it.

thanks a million rangerX
 




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I got mine at autozone for i think $10 or so, they also have it as a loaner tool I believe.
 




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...You can borrow the one for the auto's at autozone and if you walk back to the tool section, they carry the one for 93-94 X in stock at about $14...

Edit:
...The 91-92 models came with auto hubs and I believe the reason the tool is marked as 93-94, those two years had the manual hub option...;)
 




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Theres a diff? between the 91-92, and 93-94?
 




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...Sorry, I edited the post above...:thumbsup:
 




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You don't need the socket for the auto hub nuts, they shouldn't be tight at all, possibly a pair of channel locks would be needed to loosen them but I doubt it.
 




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Ive heard that from a few other people, i can figure out a way to get them off. But now on closer inspection, i think im going to need new bearings, lol. If i get to deep into this project, im going to find out i need a new truck, lol.
 








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Ive heard that from a few other people, i can figure out a way to get them off.
There is a little key that inserts in a slot in the spindle and engages the nut with splines and keeps the nut from turning. It's usually buried in grease and is hard to see.
 




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what is the auto hub socket size I guess I got one two big its a 6R 2 1/2 " damm
 




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