Hubs again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 07:30
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Now that ive assertained that my tail shaft and dif arnt supposed to move if the hubs are unlocked. What could be the problem with them?

There auto locking hubs that are auto unlocking............... could they just be a little seized?
Any help would be great!

Guy
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Reply By: Notso - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 10:13

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 10:13
Don't know whether this affects you but the Nissan manual states that you should run in reverse for a metre or so after going back to 2WD. This is supposed to unlock the auto hubs??
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Follow Up By: MJS - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 10:20

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 10:20
This used to be the case with some of the light off-road auto hub in the past ( rodeo, jackaroo ). If you reverse the car you used to be able to hear a slight click when they unlocked, can't hurt to try.

Cheers,
How Far? Lets Go!!!
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Follow Up By: guy (sydney) - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 11:35

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 11:35
Yeah i know i reverse about 10 metres just to get it in my garage.
Plus the light (to say the hubs are locked in) come on when i had not done any 4wding and has just stayed on scince.
Guy
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Reply By: chrisfrd - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 12:25

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 12:25
Yup,

It's sounding like the hubs have seized.

Time to remove and give them a good service. Also check the alignment on the shaft to see that they aren't out. The Nissan Patrol auto-lockers are like that, they get out of whack and cause the steering to go nuts.
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Follow Up By: guy (sydney) - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 15:36

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 15:36
Is there somehwere i can take it to get the tail shaft checked for that cause the steering is a little strange.

Guy
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Reply By: Roachie - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 17:20

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 17:20
I got rid of my GU Patrol's auto locking hubs a week or 2 ago. New set of AVM hubs as sold by ARB set me back $160- and now I decide whether my hubs are locked or not.
I priced GQ hubs from a couple of wreckers first but they wanted about the same or more; but GQ items will fit if you can get onto a decent set. Putting them on was a real quick job. No grease needed (according to the AVM instructions). They were pre-lubricated to the required amount. Just need a proper-sized set of Allen Keys.
Work great.
Cheers,
Roachie
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Follow Up By: chrisfrd - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 22:13

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2004 at 22:13
Yup.. I still haven't bothered yet.

The AVM hubs aren't the strongest, but they are probably the best in oz and bleep loads better than the stupid Nissan factory units.

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Follow Up By: guy (sydney) - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 07:14

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 07:14
Are all autolocking hubs the same size? As i have a triton gls, or will they have a set that fits my triton?
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Follow Up By: Roachie - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 09:21

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 09:21
Guy,
Not sure about the Triton...I'd give the ARB people a call. I'd be surprised it they were the same size as the Nissan; or anything else for that matter....but you never know.
Chris,
The Nissans I've had in the past have never had any problems with their manual locking hubs. However, like most owners, my vehicles do buggar-all work in 4wd compared to 2wd, so the hubs should last a fair while (read "the life of the truck!!").
Cheers
Roachie
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Follow Up By: guy (sydney) - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 13:57

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2004 at 13:57
Thanks
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