this may help you all with ur 4wd

Discussion in '1998 - 2011 Ford Ranger' started by glennk, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. glennk

    glennk New Member

    ok so i have had a issue with the vacum lines on my truck for the 4wd and people keep telling me to remove the "t" clip from the auto hubs but yet no one would show any pic's so i got to looking for some and this is whaty i found hope it helps someone out as it did me.
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  3. Hurley

    Hurley Superultramegalurker

    just swap to manual hubs
  4. OP

    glennk New Member

    well i know that most people like myslef on a small budget cant just spend the money and free options are always nice.
  5. Freemans 00

    Freemans 00 Active Member

    Yes switching to manual hubs is a good way to do it and a guaranteed good look and function, but this is so simple to do and you dont have to get in and out of the truck to change it. I personally always drove in 2wd and if I absolutely needed 4wd I didnt have to park to get in it just flip a switch. This is the same write up I used and very detailed information.
  6. OP

    glennk New Member

    yes i read alot of write ups on how to do it but never could actualy find any pic's of it till i saw that site which makes it alot easier to tell what ur doing.
  7. Hurley

    Hurley Superultramegalurker

    a set of manual hubs are only like $150 and they will out last your auto hubs twice over. you can also lock them before you need to use 4wd and drive in 2wd with the hubs locked. also with manual hubs, you can leave them unlocked and put your truck in 4lo and you will be in 2wd low range which is awesome to pop up a curb, drive up car ramps or pull a boat up a boat ramp. manual hubs are by far the best mod i have done to my truck
  8. 06FordFX4

    06FordFX4 Canadian Redneck

    junkyard part, or off the shelf part?
  9. greenmachine2000

    greenmachine2000 New Member

    Linky to 150 hubs....
  10. OP

    glennk New Member

    i agree give us a link cuz i like my free fix because i had no 4wd before i did it but if i could find manual hubs with a cheap price id probly get them. i had no 4wd before because of a vacum leak that i cant seem to find.
  11. greenmachine2000

    greenmachine2000 New Member

  12. sdowiat

    sdowiat New Member

    Mine is a '99. When I flip my switch into 4wd it sometimes does not work. The colder the weather the more likely it is to fail... ( generally when I need it most ) So that switch, and the little electric motor that it's connected to, controls "using vacumn lines to lock the hubs" and casuse' the t-case to begin sending power to the front end? Is it usually the hub locking part that is failing? If getting manual hubs would ensure I had 4wd when I needed it ( and lo range ) I'd do that in a heartbeat.
  13. shovelmike

    shovelmike New Member

    Yes, sdowiat, the manual hubs eliminate the guesswork regarding, "Did my hubs engage this time or not?" I bought my '99 a year ago, and that's the first modification I made.
    I have had numerous 4x4's, and very much prefer manual hubs. If the weather is messy I just leave them locked.
  14. dangerranger985

    dangerranger985 New Member

    Very cool I just pull the hub out and lock in manually since the vacuum system don't work on mine this is much simpler

    sent from my sgh-1717 running CM10
  15. sdowiat

    sdowiat New Member

    But what about the low range...? Turning the switch does two things, engage the hubs (which the manual hubs will solve ) and it allows you to select low range. When you are having this problem, is the problem solely the engagement of the hubs or is the ability to select low range affected as well?

    Also, If I switch to manual hubs will that hinder the ability to go into low?
  16. dangerranger985

    dangerranger985 New Member

    My ranger goes into 4wd and 4 low no problem just doesn't engage or disengage the hubs

    sent from my sgh-1717 running CM10

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