loud crack from front hub area

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loud crack from front hub area

Postby dangerous » Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:47 pm

so as above in this case on a 93 Safari... why and what is the loud crack I keep heairing from the front hub area when... decending under heavy engine braking ???
it sounds like omething breaking but all works ok, its been doing it a lot and as I said ONLY under heavy decents...

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Re: loud crack from front hub area

Postby kbushnz » Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:46 am

Do you have the auto hubs? it could be one of those playing up....
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Re: loud crack from front hub area

Postby dangerous » Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:10 pm

hubs have a large nut with AUTO and LOCK on them... they are and allways have been in auto...???

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Re: loud crack from front hub area

Postby kbushnz » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:32 pm

Next time you are off road, put them in lock and see what happens...
Dont forget to put them back to Auto when you hit the pavement.
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Re: loud crack from front hub area

Postby MihiT » Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:48 pm

Yup sounds like sticking hub. In the olden times you would have to reverse off them. 93 shouldn't be an issue though. Tearing them down isn't hard and if they haven't been done since 93, probably overdue.
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Re: loud crack from front hub area

Postby dangerous » Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:36 am

MihiT wrote:Yup sounds like sticking hub. In the olden times you would have to reverse off them. 93 shouldn't be an issue though. Tearing them down isn't hard and if they haven't been done since 93, probably overdue.

yeah id emagine they havent been ever considered... so whats involve a strip n clean or replace parts?

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Re: loud crack from front hub area

Postby MihiT » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:03 am

Screwdrivers, hex wrenches, circlip pliers.
Kero/petrol wash and grease to re-lube.
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