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Old 10-03-2006, 07:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Automatic Hubs Exploded

A friend had one of the automatic hubs on his 90 F150 to break and bust the end of the cap out.

I had a spare hub sitting around that I gave him to replace the broken one with. A few weeks later, while backing out of his driveway, both of his hubs exploded the same way as the first.

Is there something that would cause this, other than automatic hubs being general pieces of crap? Just wondering if improper installation, worn parts or something to that affect would cause the hub to break and send parts out the cap.

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Jesse

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Old 10-03-2006, 01:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you hit the nail on the head here
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automatic hubs being general pieces of crap
there could be any number of things that made them blow. its not really possible to say without seeing the part. if they have to be replaced anyway then just go with manuals.
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Old 10-04-2006, 07:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I had the same thing happen to my 94 f-150. The inside of both end caps sheared off in the same day. I just put manuals back on in their place. It even made the truck pick up a couple MPG. Now the 351 is a gas saver.
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