- Ford F-Series Super Duty First Drive Automobile Magazine
- Four-Wheel Drive
- To lock or not to lock, how to use manual locking hubs - Harald.
- Ford Ranger 4x4 Locking Hub Troubleshooting - The Ranger Station
Ford F-Series Super Duty First Drive Automobile Magazine
And since auto lock requires the wheel to spin before locking, manual override may be needed if you're binded stuck. Don't own one personally, but I've driven several for various jobs.
We have a 4WD F-550 with selector knob at my ambulance service, and no manual hubs, so must be vacuum activated as one would hope an ambulance would be so we're not wasting time flipping hubs with a critical patient in the snow or sand.
To lock or not to lock, how to use manual locking hubs - Harald.
Follow up question: what happens if you select 4x4 and don't flip the hubs? 4x4 vehicles have a transfer case which is connected to the transmission which has a shaft going to the rear differential and a shaft to the front differential.
Ford Ranger 4x4 Locking Hub Troubleshooting - The Ranger Station
When you activate 4x4 the transfer case then sends power to the front driveshaft and turns the front differential which is connected to the front axle(s).
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