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Quick question about auto hub

On my 94 explorer would it be ok to take off the auto hub and make a quick run up the highway with them off. I've been trying to diagnose this shake I've had for some time now and I have reason to believe my hubs are stuck locked. TIA
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Yes. Just go ahead and "gut" the housings. I had to do that on my wifes' 94, when it decided to engage the transfer case in a parking lot.... stupid E-shift junk. Put the hub housing back on as a dust shield, and go.
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you dont have to gut the housing, remove that plastic cam piece from the spindle nut and the auto hubs cant engage.
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you dont have to gut the housing, remove that plastic cam piece from the spindle nut and the auto hubs cant engage.
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If you can gut the outer housing, Then throw your hubs away cause they're broke.
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Thanks for the responses. When I took the hubs off they were completely packed with grease so I went ahead and cleaned them out. Now they work properly. I still can't figure out my vibration though. At least I know my hubs will hold for now until I can get some manual ones.
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Does it vibrate on the steering wheel?
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Mildly on the steering wheel. So far I have replaced tires, rear ujoints, front wheel bearings, ball joints, radius arm bushings. I've checked the tranny mounts, diff mounts, checked driveshaft for balance, had tired balance a couple different times, and used my spare on all Four corners. It still vibrates in neutral and braking doesn't change anything either. I did notice this morning when I went from dry to wet pavement the shaking/vibration noticeable lessened. I plan on getting new shocks soon but I don't think that will help. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
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