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Old 12-13-2009, 03:09 PM
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Which Direction Do I Turn The Manual Hubs

I bought a 2001 Ford F-250 and on the right side hub there is an arrow pointing forward which I did. On the left side there is no arrow and the hub was already in the forward position. So the right wheel was originally pointing back and the left pointing forward. I am very uneducated about this and am trying to lock it into four wheel drive. I would assume that both hubs should be turned to the same direction. I did that and put it in 4 wheel drive but am unsure about why the two hubs were locked in different directions. Can you please help me out with this.
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Old 12-13-2009, 03:29 PM
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I believe they should both lock in the same direction.
If you turn one clockwise, you'll turn the other clockwise.

But whatever makes them work lol.
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Old 12-13-2009, 04:17 PM
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Thanks For The Reply

I just couldn't figure out why the right hub was turned to the right and has an arrow there that said to lock in that direction. Nothing on the left wheel and it was turned counterclockwise so I turned them both to the front of the rig is that what you are telling me. I told you I don't know anything about it and I don't want to damage the truck
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Old 12-13-2009, 04:27 PM
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I don't think you will have to worry about damaging anything. The most you'll have a problem with is not engaging 4x4 all the way.

I'm not specificly telling you to turn them towards the front. If you turn the passanger side clockwise, which is towards the front, you'd want to turn the drivers side clockwise which is towards the back.

Make sure you turn them in the same direction.
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Old 12-13-2009, 04:36 PM
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Now I have it.

Thank you very much, now I understand. I really appreciate it
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Old 12-13-2009, 06:51 PM
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I did what you said. I have the arrow on the passenger side and it was clockwise so I did the same thing on the driver's side clockwise and everything is locked in, and I took it out in the snow and it is working great. Thanks again for your help
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As your looking at the hubs, turn them to the right to lock them. Drivers side will turn towards the rear of the truck and the right side will turn toward the front.
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Thanks For Simplifying That For Me

I contacted a lot of people that were supposed to know about these kind of things and I finally did what you are saying between you and the previous helper I have it locked up. Thanks very much for your help.
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