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Icon5 My M-Hub is loose.

I was washing my truck and I noticed that my right manual hub is sorta loose, I can slightly push it in and pull it out. The left one doesn't do this. Could something be broken? I don't have a jack and stands or I would take the wheel off and try and open it up. anybody got any ideas?
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how much does it move? they are only held on by plastic clips, so they do move a little bit but just enough to notice. If it moves alot then thers something wrong.
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well the left one doesn't move at all. Its not crazy loose but I can easily push in and out(maybe a 1/4 of an inch) I'm just worried that it will fall off or something when I'm driving.
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the only thing you can do is jack it up, pull the wheel off and check it out. your truck comes with a jack. I've have one fall off on me before, there not built the strongest. Check that clips are still holding it on and not broken (like the pic).
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Then lock the hub and turn the axle shaft and make sure its locking correctly, and un locking.
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One of mine got like that to, maby not 1/4" but close. It was like that for several months before I sold it and it never fell off or didnt work. It checked it over once or twice and it just seemed that the plastic clips had lost some tension.
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Well I went to my buddys house today, cause he offered to jack the truck up and help me out with this. I found out that one of the clips broke off, which caused it to be loose.

It became loose after I took it to my local mechanic(about 2-3 weeks ago). He had to of done it b/c they were fixing the bearing on the right wheel. So I called him up today, to tell him what was wrong. I'm going to take it to him tom. to see if maybe he'll pay for another one.
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Well I went to my buddys house today, cause he offered to jack the truck up and help me out with this. I found out that one of the clips broke off, which caused it to be loose.

It became loose after I took it to my local mechanic(about 2-3 weeks ago). He had to of done it b/c they were fixing the bearing on the right wheel. So I called him up today, to tell him what was wrong. I'm going to take it to him tom. to see if maybe he'll pay for another one.
ya prob didnt remove it with a billion pocket screw drivers like you should LOL..

and being they have gone up in price alot i would ***** a fit
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once I got the truck in the air it was super easy to take it off. I really don't know how they broke it. they must have been in a rush or something. And they had to of known they broke it. and that it was loose when they put it back on. I hope they'll give me the money to get another one.
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