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could there be damage?

I had to put my spare on today because one of my wheels got bent, and I noticed that my right manual hub was locked in and the driverside wasn't, could there be damage to my front axle, now?
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Might be worth an alignment. When I was a kid one of the explorers we had hit a rock when were hunting and bent the rim. We just bought a new rim and went on our way, well it turned out the A-arm was bent slightly too and it started to wear the tire funny. Go to a Good alignment shop, not one that lets High school kids do alignments and get a lifetime alignment. I take my Caddy in once a year for kicks with my Lifetime alignment.

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I don't think so. All it would have done is spin that side axle. I've seen both factory solid axle and factory IFS axles that do exactly what you did to serve as a front axle disconnect (i.e. disconnect only one side, which, with an open differential, prevents the rest of the front drive train from spinning).
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leaving your hubs locked wont hurt it. the newer style trucks have the front end turn all the time with the live axle set up. i usually leave my hubs locked in all winter longer and drive around even on the highway. but i usually unlock them if im getting on the highway
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leaving your hubs locked wont hurt it. the newer style trucks have the front end turn all the time with the live axle set up. i usually leave my hubs locked in all winter longer and drive around even on the highway. but i usually unlock them if im getting on the highway
only 1 was locked Downey not both, I said that in the OP. So Dan I shouldn't have to worry?.
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You should be fine, I still say with a Bent rim it wouldn't hurt to get an alignment though.

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You should be fine, I still say with a Bent rim it wouldn't hurt to get an alignment though.

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Cool, I think you will be fine on the diff.
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Cool, I think you will be fine on the diff.
Alright, thanks for the help.
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