How to Replace a Locking Hub

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Note: This is a general guide for all vehicles.

Parts
  • Locking Hub
Tools
  • Floor Jack
  • Screwdriver
  • 3 more tools
Difficulty

Easy

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Steps

Safety Tip:
Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or closed toe shoes.

1
Secure the vehicle on a level surface, making sure the vehicle will not roll or lean when jacked up. Break loose the wheel lug nuts but do not remove them until the vehicle is raised.
2
Using a jack, lift up the front of the vehicle. Every vehicle comes from the factory with a jack. To locate and properly use this jack see the owner's manual. The owner's manual will inform you what proper jacking locations should be used.
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3
Secure the vehicle with jack stands on both sides for safety before starting any work. The pinch welds or the frame rails are the two best locations. Do not rely on the jack alone to hold the vehicle up while working.
4
Remove the front wheel assembly.
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5
Remove the hub cap assembly from the hub body.
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6
Remove the snap ring from the axle shaft.
7
Remove the washer and locking hub components.
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8
Inspect the components for damage.
9
Install the new locking hub assembly.
10
Install in reverse procedure and follow all manufacturer's recommended torque specifications during installation.
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