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Locking hubs directional question

Discussion in 'Other Jeep Vehicles' started by Moparman, Sep 4, 2016.

  1. Sep 4, 2016 at 3:53 PM
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    Moparman

    Moparman [OP] New Member

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    I just picked up a 1972 Wagoneer with a 1974 360 engine. I noticed that the left front lock out (cutlass) shows 4 wheel in a north/south direction. On the right front it has the 4 wheel on a east west direction. I am assuming someone replaced one of them the wrong way. My question is: do I set them at a directional setting (N/S or E/W} or do I set them according to what the hub says
     
  2. Sep 4, 2016 at 5:28 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Welcome! IIRC, I'm not sure I'm following the questions. Can you post a picture?
     
  3. Sep 4, 2016 at 6:56 PM
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    If I remember correctly, locking is clockwise.

    One can put the hub together improperly but it should still be clockwise to lock and counter to release. HOWEVER, I would jack up the front and test this. If it is just "pointing" the wrong way it is an easy fix as you would only have to remove the one part and correct the alignment of the arrows on the actuator.

    Hope that helps. Good Luck.
     
  4. Sep 8, 2016 at 12:06 PM
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    Moparman

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    Richard,
    Thanks for the response. Your answer is exactly what I thought. I will jack up the front end and make sure that both hubs are locked when I turn them clockwise.
     
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