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Old 08-25-2010, 05:20 PM   #1
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My hub fell off...

Just had to vent. When we arrived at the take out for a raft trip in Idaho, I found that my passenger side Warn hub was gone...for who knows how long. Our SMB was shuttled 385 miles by a shuttle company.

Duct taped over the internals for the 3 hr trip to Boise. Then $234 for a new set. ugh....

How the hell does a hub come loose anyway?
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Old 08-25-2010, 05:30 PM   #2
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Re: My hub fell off...

I guy with a wrench comes along at night and undoes all the bolts and it falls off into a bag and gets carried away to fall 'on' another truck maybe?
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Old 08-25-2010, 06:41 PM   #3
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Re: My hub fell off...

Didn't you just have your bearings redone and an axle seal replaced? My guess is they didn't tighten it down all the way?
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Didn't you just have your bearings redone and an axle seal replaced? My guess is they didn't tighten it down all the way?
That's my guess Roonie.
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Old 08-25-2010, 09:37 PM   #5
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Re: My hub fell off...

Should not just "Fall off" as there is a snap ring behind the cap. In order to get that off you have to pull the outer allen bolts then the snap ring.
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Old 08-28-2010, 08:54 AM   #6
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Re: My hub fell off...

More than half of the threads on my first set of Warn hubs were stripped.
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Old 08-28-2010, 09:14 PM   #7
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Re: My hub fell off...

Even if the outer part fell off the snap ring sould hold the inner part inplace.
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Re: My hub fell off...

My snap ring broke
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Old 09-01-2010, 12:13 PM   #9
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Re: My hub fell off...

Found my problem today. I took apart the hub and found the inboard snap ring had failed. This allowed slop in the hub which I suppose led to the hub jiggling enough to loosen all the retainiing allen screws.
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Found my problem today. I took apart the hub and found the inboard snap ring had failed. This allowed slop in the hub which I suppose led to the hub jiggling enough to loosen all the retainiing allen screws.
Did you end up doing the work yourself? I know Badgertrek has a great tutorial on the hub redo. I am thinking of undertaking it myself but am intimidated by the process and proper tightening / order of parts.
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