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Old 12-22-2007
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Q. about manual hubs again

so if i keep my hubs locked,will that f- something up?
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Old 12-22-2007
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Not really. It just wears parts and reduces gas mileage. If you're in 2WD mode that is.

If you've got a standard part time transfer case and are in 4WD then you don't want them locked on pavement but I'm sure you already know that.
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I am convinced that because I had my hubs locked for about 2 years straight prior to putting on some avms, that they were the sole cause for my transfer case to take a poo. My logic being, that because the hubs were engaged, thus causing the front drive shaft to move. This cause my transfer case to stretch the chain, thus not having 4wd.
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Could be. What's more likely is that your lube pump spun in it's mount and went bad. Borg-Warners are famous for that and the lack of lube cause all kinds of havoc over time.

One mod for BW t-cases is "staking" the pump body with a screw to keep the press-fit and not-too-tight pump body from spinning and causing loss of lube pressure.
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yea, i need to take it in to the shop to get fixed. I am kicking my self in the butt for not getting it fixed this winter, and go figure, we have had one of the snowiest winters yet.
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