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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 19:17    Post subject: vitara hubs Reply with quote

hiya new to site ive just bought a n reg vitara jlx, the problem is i went playin off road the other day and the 4 wheel drive doesnt work, it has the twisty hubs, i put the car in 4x4 parked up n tryed to move the front shaft but it wouldnt move, the car seems to get further in 2 wheel drive, ive tryed it in 4 low and 4 high and  still the same please help
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 19:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

So you couldn't turn the hubs from free to lock ? if its in 2wd the transfer box wont help until you get the hubs into lock  Wink sometimes if they ain't been used for ages they get seized or a bit sticky you can take them off and have a look/service  them, if there knackered and wont shift hit e-bay for a new set.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 19:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

Retro wrote:
So you couldn't turn the hubs from free to lock ? if its in 2wd the transfer box wont help until you get the hubs into lock  Wink sometimes if they ain't been used for ages they get seized or a bit sticky you can take them off and have a look/service  them, if there knackered and wont shift hit e-bay for a new set.

i turned the hubs and put it in 4x4 but it seamed to have no drive to the front wheels
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 20:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would go for a drive down the road in 2wd and listen to the sound carefully, then put it in 4wd and listen for a faint whine from the front diff this will tell you the transfer box is working.
Then its time to go back to the hubs when you turn them to lock can you feel a slight click this is them locking to the drive shaft?
Couple of options go and play on some wet grass and see what's  spinning in the various settings or jack up the front end put it in 4wd and spin the wheels by hand if the hubs are working the other wheel will rotate in the lock position and not in the free.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 20:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

Retro wrote:
I would go for a drive down the road in 2wd and listen to the sound carefully, then put it in 4wd and listen for a faint whine from the front diff this will tell you the transfer box is working.
Then its time to go back to the hubs when you turn them to lock can you feel a slight click this is them locking to the drive shaft?
Couple of options go and play on some wet grass and see what's  spinning in the various settings or jack up the front end put it in 4wd and spin the wheels by hand if the hubs are working the other wheel will rotate in the lock position and not in the free.

had it on grass in 4x4 just 1 back wheel spinning think it must be the hubs plus cant feel a click when i twist them cheers for the info  Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 20:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheers for advice retro it was passenger side hub seized up, took it of cleaned it up n covered it wi copper grease n it works fantastic
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good result fella! Cool
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