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Old 08-02-2017, 12:26 PM
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Gettin Greasy
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: N. Georgia
Miles on Grease: 330,000
$ Estimated Saved: at least a little
MacGyver Rating: 1.5
Posts: 4,523

Glad you and the fam made it home safely!!!!

It's easy to be a critic, so...

Why were hubs locked?

Why didn't anyone diagnosing vibration notice that?

If hubs have been locked for a long time, you'll need to inspect front axle components. Your vibration was likely from failed hub axle seals (inside the knuckle). If these get sloppy enough, they take out locking hubs, the little needle bearing inside unit bearing that stub shaft rides on, then the stub shaft and u-joint. And possibly inner axle seals depending on where you've been driving...
2001 F350 XLT 4x4, dually flatbed. 6637 air filter, single-shot injectors, straight-piped, BTS tunes, 200 gal main VO tank - 180k greasy miles
2000 Excursion Limited 4x4. V3, AIS intake, BTS trans & tunes - 120k VO miles authorized installer

RIP X & Toyhauler - you served us well.
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