Locking Hub Removed Question - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource
Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiast!

Go Back   Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource Arrow Ranger-Forums General Forum Arrow General Ford Ranger Discussion

General Ford Ranger Discussion General discussion of the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-24-2016
Thread Starter

I am: jason
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: middletown
Vehicle: 1994 Ford Ranger XLT
Drive Type: 4x4
Engine: 3.0
Posts: 13
Total Props: 0
Locking Hub Removed Question

I got my rims/tires mounted yesterday and must admit they look awesome. The center cap would not fit with my locking hubs. My hubs were damamged for years now and I have not had 4 wheel drive so I told the installed to just remove them. So now under the center cap is the shaft only with nothing but the rim cap covering it. Is this dangerous in anyway? Should I replace the locking hubs ASAP or is it not that crucial?
Thanks in advance.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
Old 02-28-2016
cheese_man's Avatar
iTrader: (1)
I am: david fowler
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: arthur
Vehicle: 2013 transit
Drive Type: 4x2
Engine: 2.0
Posts: 2,012
Total Props: 4
it would be abvisable yes
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
Old 02-28-2016
iTrader: (1)
I am: Ron Dean
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Vancouver, BC
Vehicle: 1994 Ford Ranger
Drive Type: 4x4
Engine: 4.0
Posts: 4,742
Total Props: 88
Well the wheel bearings are held by their own nut and locking pin and the "jeezes clip", but they should be protected from dirt getting in which is one of the functions of the cap.

I would see/ask if installer sealed the back of the rim so dirt can't get in between rotor and wheel, and that the new cap is sealed to the wheel so dirt can't get in that way.

Here is a look at whats inside there: Automatic To Manual Hub Conversion

The regular 4x4 cap fit behind the wheel so it sealed the bearing front and back, you need to do the same.

I would install manual hubs back on there, it really isn't that expensive to have wheel center drill out to fit 4x4 hubs, very common practice.
And yes you don't need 4 wheel drive....................until you do, lol.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need help finding part for ranger 97- locking hub pin gowery 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 0 05-27-2014 11:15 AM
Want to Buy: Pvh auto locking hub or manual locking set for 99: Silver Spring MD Phil99xlt Engine & Drivetrain 0 05-26-2013 08:39 PM
Manual Locking Hub Question Splash96 Drivetrain Tech 3 06-27-2012 01:44 PM
permanently locking vaccum hubs same as leaving manual locking hubs locked? soulrobber Drivetrain Tech 2 04-27-2011 10:15 AM
94 locking locking differential questions monkeysteeler12 General Ford Ranger Discussion 20 03-08-2009 05:18 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:18 AM.