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I just recently purchased an '86 and I am going to replace to the locking hubs, I am wondering the difficulty level of it?

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Manual Hub Replacement w/Mile Marker (6 screw) & tool list in an 86 (no torque specs)

Source: by Sixlitre (Malcolm H, Eddie Bauer) at http://www.superford.org/registry/vehicles/detail.php?id=4970&s=18660#content


Warn® Standard & Premium Hub Instructions P/N 20990 P/N 9790 & Diagrams for DRIVE FLANGE, MANUAL HUBLOCK, AUTO

Source: by Warn® http://warn.iwebcat.com/imgVD/WAR/61420C0-pn20990.pdf


Wheel Bearing Locknut Socket pic; "...The L spanner is stronger & less likely to slip off a nut, but it won't work on a self-locking nut..."

Source: by Steve83 (Steve, That dirty old truck) at http://www.supermotors.net/registry/media/701808

Wheel Bearing Locknut Torque Settings for 80-96 MANUAL HUBS, NOT Factory Auto Hubs; Ford Pickups and Bronco; "...Using a lockout spanner (Ford # T59T-1197-B or equivalent) and a torque wrench, tighten the inner bearing adjusting nut to 50 foot pounds while rotating the wheel back and forth and seating the bearing. Back off the adjusting nut approximately 45 degrees. Assemble the lock washer by turning the inner lockout to align the pin with the nearest hole in the lock washer. To lock it, install the outer lock nut and tighten it to 150 foot pounds. Grab the top of the tire with one hand and the bottom of the tire with the other. Move the tire in and out on the spindle. End play should be less than .006 – inch.).." Thanks to 90beater (Topher, Chris)!!!!

Source: by miesk5 at Ford Bronco Zone Forums http://broncozone.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=6916&hl=



Auto to Manual Swaps;

5 screw to Warn® in an 89 (no torque specs); "...Next, your ready to install the manual hub. As you can see in this picture, the snap ring gruve is not visible, and thus cannot be accessed. The snap ring must be installed. As I was doing this project "Lone Ranger" style, I needed to apply outward pressure on the axle shaft u-joint. The only way I could quickly resolve this was to place a standard crow bar behind the u-joint and using a black rubber tie-down strap to pull tension on the crow bar. I simply hooked the other end to the Pittman arm..." read more

Source: by JD_bronco, (Dave, John D, jdbronco) at http://www.4x4preservation.com/forums/showthread.php?t=264




More hub Links in my site @ http://www.broncolinks.com/index.php?index=103

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