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Old 3rd July 2013, 09:26   #196
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Hello, I have a very basic question, I know it may sound naive, but I want to understand this. I have been using my jeep for sometime now and dread engaging the 4wd. Because I am just unable to disengage it. Most of the times , it's just by fluke that it disengages. Mine is a single lever 4*4

I would like to understand the mechanism of how to disengage it? I have lambda free wheeling hubs, please advice? what gear the jeep should be in, if anyone has the gear knob pictures as my stick doesn't show the gear directions? thanks in advance.
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Assuming you have driven in low range for a distance and post that when you come on-road you want to disengage you say you are having major issues? Right?

The experienced guys recommend to remain in low range - reverse gear backup a few feet, stop jeep and park it in hand brake or gear, then try to unlock the hubs - it will work 99%.

The cause of the trouble is called axle-windup (Google it).

The freely moving parts under extreme torque of a low range GB end up mashed together and need to be unwound a bit.

Let me know if this helps.

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If it doesn't, open up the fwh, petrol wash and apply a film of gel grease and refit correctly. Constant slush Otr will also contribute to your trouble.

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Hi Santosh, Yes. after i have driven it in 4wd mode, i dont know how to disengage. If you know how the single lever operates, can you please tell me what should be the gear position of the 4*4 lever before i get down to turn the FWH.

I can find only 4low - Neutral - 4high in my 4*4 gear lever, is there any 2high gear ? would you know?
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Hi Santosh, Yes. after i have driven it in 4wd mode, i dont know how to disengage. If you know how the single lever operates, can you please tell me what should be the gear position of the 4*4 lever before i get down to turn the FWH.

I can find only 4low - Neutral - 4high in my 4*4 gear lever, is there any 2high gear ? would you know?
Before disengaging the free-wheeling hub, please ensure that the transfer case is in 2WD mode, there is only one position 2 High.
2WD low is not provided because only the rear axle cannot handle the high torque in low range.
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Before disengaging the free-wheeling hub, please ensure that the transfer case is in 2WD mode, there is only one position 2 High.
Thanks Cpbopanna, i figured it out, once i located the 2H, took it front and reverse few times and i could turn the knob easily.

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The experienced guys recommend to remain in low range - reverse gear backup a few feet, stop jeep and park it in hand brake or gear, then try to unlock the hubs - it will work 99%.
Thanks santosh, It worked. I finally figured it out. Thanks Again

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Hey Guys Uploading instruction manual for your reference, it may help few members in maintenance of free wheel hubs,
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Dear Offroaders Good News From Lamda components, Now They are offering Two Years warranty on all their Range of free wheel Hubs, Any issues about warranty please let me know i will solve it
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Dear Offroaders Good News From Lamda components, Now They are offering Two Years warranty on all their Range of free wheel Hubs, Any issues about warranty please let me know i will solve it
I'm guessing they wouldn't cover physical damage; Well, I was out of the warranty period anyway:

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Still functions but looks bad (couldn't find the piece that broke off or I'd just re-fit it) and I suppose it'll be more prone to water entry. This had always been my one objection to these vs. the fixed flanges - they protrude out too far, widening the vehicle by a couple inches per side. Admittedly driver error, but I hit this one at maybe 20kmph on a support on a narrow bridge. Could happen on any rocky trail too, I suppose.

I wonder whether the slight bit of extra diesel consumed in turning all the front axle mechanicals - along with all the work I'd have to do related to making sure all my cross-joints were tight enough and my front drive shaft true and well-balanced (none of which is the case presently) - would cost me more or less than a new hub...

The appeal of cheap, durable, simple and non-protruding fixed flanges is increasing. In truth would be nice to not have to get out and lock these every time I needed 4x4, too.

On the flip side, there have been a few times when 2WD low came in handy, a service these hubs can provide. For those running the two-lever Dana/Spicer transfer case, a very small mod can get you 2WD Low, too, in which case the hubs would be redundant (our Marshal's been refitted with the Borg-Warner case though).

-Eric

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