Thanks! That answers my question of what to do with the vac lines, however, i still have a question about this screw... do i remove it? It looks like it is just there for shipping purposes... The instructions provided with the hubs do not mention it.
Hey guys, I just joined up so that I could share my recent auto hub experiences with you and also try to get a little more opinions. I use my F250 SD for fishing on the Outer Banks of NC, and spend (usually) a week at a time in soft sand. This October, I got stuck because my 4x4 light indicated I was in 4WD but I wasn't. That began my education on these things. I took it to the shop in Charlotte to have it fixed, and frankly, I think since it started working again, they did nothing. The mechanic just told me that he didn't like the system, and that he would switch to manuals. Well, I went again last week and guess what? Got on the island and had no 4WD. I finally got it to work and was determined to go online and learn more about the issue. Well, that brought me to you and I am learning a lot, so thanks! One place, though, I read that if the autos aren't engaging and the vacuum lines are intact, I should replace the o-rings and lightly grease them, because the problem is likely a leak around those o-rings. Still, I think I'm going manual, so here is what I'd like an opinion on - there seem to be three kinds to consider - Warn, Superwinch, and Mile Marker. Is there a better choice among the three (disregarding looks) for my use in the salt and sand environment?
2003 f250 4x4 5.4....I purchased the warn standard manual locking hubs. It tells me that if I'm replacing the oem auto hubs with manual hubs I need to purchase 32721 spindle nut conversion kit before installing hubs???