- January 5, 2019
- Reaction score
- City, State
- Athens, GA
- Year, Model & Trim Level
94 Sport 4X4
92 Eddie 4x4
I’ve got a single used auto hub that I’ll let go of if you need it.
Not sure if I should make a new thread or add onto this. It seems like there are a bunch of posts already floating around here about automatic locking hubs.
I drive a '92 Explorer and the 4x4 is engaging, but it seems to have some issue. When I drive at a very low speed and make a turn, it feels like something is getting wound up tight in my hubs/the sensation I'm trying to get over a big hump. This is then followed by a loud bang/clunking sound after which it drives normal again, but it will continue to repeat this process. Does this mean my hubs are bad?
I want to clean them out first to see if that solves is. Otherwise I might switch to the manual hubs, but I'd like to see if I can save my auto hubs.
I don't use the 4x4 mode on pavement. I made that mistake when I just got her, haha. So when I'm offroad in 4x4 it doesn't seem to happen unless I'm parked on packed/hard gravel. If I was to turn my wheel and then start to drive it will make that banging noise.
So you're saying that this is normal? Not due to bad hubs?
Thank you!If a hub is bad, you wouldn't have any traction or wheel action at all. The front differential is an open carrier in stock form. Meaning power is transferred to the wheel with the least amount of traction. Both hubs need to be in proper order for any power to be sent to either wheel. One bad hub, means no 4wd at all, and no power to the ground from either side. Sounds like hubs are not your issue.
I would check the U-joints in the axles.
Haha! You’re on! If it’s not the hub, I’ll buy you a beer next time you’re in my neighborhood.
Btw, when I said “no, that’s not normal”, I was answering the OP when he asked if it was normal.