06 F-250 6.0 Powerstroke... 4x4 not working, transfer case engauges and locks front drive shaft but I can still turn the front axles by hand at the hub... any ideas?

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Asked by Nov 18, 2013 at 09:50 AM about the 2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat SuperCab 4WD SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

06 F-250 6.0 Powerstroke... 4x4 not working, transfer case engauges and locks front drive shaft but I can still turn the front axles by hand at the hub... any ideas?

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Ron Hunter
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if you have shift on the fly the shifting fork in the dif might be broke or not engaging

kbro
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the hubs are vacuum actuated. its usually a bad actuator they are mounted on the firewall on passenger side. sometimes there are broken vacuums lines causing a leak.

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FICMrepair_com
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The hubs are indeed vacuum actuated and sometimes the vacuum lines themselves are the culprit. Most of the time, however, the issue is that the hubs haven't been serviced -ever- and the o-rings inside are damaged which prevent the air seal necessary to lock them in. To get around this issue temporarily, you can manually turn the hubs clockwise -on both sides-. Just remember 'clock to lock'. Don't wait on the hub service, though. Replacements are pricey and the kit is cheap.

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