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IMO of you HAD to replace the hubs, metal mile markers are where I'd go. I've never heard much of the Spicer but iirc oem lockers were Warns not Spicer. But ive been wrong before. I just remember reading that they were plastic dial warns that would break after a few years since the plastic got old. ANYWAYS good luck.
 
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Well you are wrong again. "Never heard much of Spicer's"...? How is that possible for a 78/79 bronco owner? The factory lockouts were Spicer's NOT Warn!! Warn was a aftermarket replacement for the 78/79 bronco's and truck's. There was a reason Ford went with spicer, they were and still are the best, outside of "maybe" the new yukon's. But that's ok, you can run either of them but if you want the best "factory originals" spicer's are the way to go...JMO

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IMO of you HAD to replace the hubs, metal mile markers are where I'd go. I've never heard much of the Spicer but iirc oem lockers were Warns not Spicer. But ive been wrong before. I just remember reading that they were plastic dial warns that would break after a few years since the plastic got old. ANYWAYS good luck.
 
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Somewhat off topic, but related to this tangent:

Factory hubs are the only ones I've ever had fail before. One set of auto hubs on a 95, which I now know is to be expected and the stock set on the 79 I run now.

After years of trolling forums, I see that I am one of the few who've had stock hub issues...but after about 15 years, the Mile Markers I put on there have been through hell and never missed a beat.
 
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psychlopath, hey are you a member over on FSB.com? I think I have seen your name over there, maybe it's another psyco since there are alot of them out there haha...
 
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Yep, it's me! I've given a lot of marginal contributions there and starting to wrack some up here.
 
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Cool, thought that might be you!! Good to see another FSB guy over here...Actucally, there are several of the ole boys that troll some here now!!

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Okay guys quiz time, looking at these two pics, can anyone tell me what's wrong..other than the excessive grease, why this hub won't disengage from locked in?

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Here's to hoping that someone can learn/benefit from this issue.
 
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I assume you know the issues, it wouldn't happen to have anything to do with that screw on the inner hub guts right? That was a stab in the dark, otherwise after a quick look I don't see much wrong.
 
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I am on here some too, don't forget about me guys! haha
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Okay guys quiz time, looking at these two pics, can anyone tell me what's wrong..other than the excessive grease, why this hub won't disengage from locked in?

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Here's to hoping that someone can learn/benefit from this issue.
The spring should be on the axle side of the hub to disengage the hub, if this is how it came out that and grease wil cause nothing but problems...
 
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Hey Raleigh what do you mean by the axle side of the hub? Like the spring should be on the axle vs on the lock mech? my Warn hubs had the spring attached to the locking piece... HOWEVER, that spring looks streached or something...
 
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That is a Spicer hub, the Warn has an internal spring. The Spicer spring should go between the bearing and the lockout mechanism.
 
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The problem is in the cap for sure, try turning it disasembled to see if it works like it should. And like said, the Warns are slightly different.
 
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Here is an assembly breakdown of the Spicer Hub.
 
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So #13, the spring is not in the right place huh? That's not good...
 
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Whats up Raleigh1, another FSB-er, I gotcha bro!!

And Raleigh1 is correct in his statements/posts...

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The spring should be on the axle side of the hub to disengage the hub, if this is how it came out that and grease wil cause nothing but problems...
 

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