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Care and feeding of Warn M2 Hubs

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by JeffsJeep04, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. Jul 17, 2019
    mickeykelley

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    Jessie at TorqKing 4x4.
     
  2. Jul 17, 2019
    mickeykelley

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    Just like you have it in the picture. Bevel out. Grease to all. Won't hurt anything.
     
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    mickeykelley

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    I concur about taking the brass dial apart. There is no way to clean behind it without. My experience is the same and the beveled O-ring needs replacing to keep water and muck out. It's probably cracked in several places. At least every one was that I took apart. But it's up to you.
     
  4. Jul 17, 2019
    truckee4x4

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    Awesome Mickey thanks!

    Does anyone have any advice on re-staking the screw? Is it as simple as center punching the screw head at it’s outside edge where it joins the surrounding metal? Do you dremel a small groove in the screw first?
     
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  5. Jul 18, 2019
    mickeykelley

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    I just restaked the original spot with a slightly bigger punch. If you look close, you can see the deformed aluminum to see that it staked.
     
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  6. May 20, 2024
    mikvar

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    I know this is an old thread, but excellent info as I just got mine off.

    On my removal there wasn’t any snap ring to deal with, not sure if that’s an issue or not. I was able to move them to Free before taking them out. dial was stubborn on one, but didn’t have to use tools on it.

    Anyone have any additional or updated tips to share before I look at diving into mine?
     
  7. May 21, 2024
    Mark Zanoni

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    I used this excellent write up to rebuild my hubs last year, just some thoughts from having done it for the first time:
    • Take pictures of everything as you take the hubs apart.
    • I had a parts diagram which was helpful for me when putting back together.
    • Be very careful with the needle bearings when cleaning them, if you lose any PM me, I have spares.
    • x2 on TorqKing for replacement parts. The large diameter square o-rings are not an exact match to the original but close enough.
     
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  8. May 21, 2024
    Joe Adams

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    when you reassemble be sure it is indexed properly. I assembled mine and the dial didn’t line up with the “Free” and “Lock” positions so I had to re thread the sliding mechanism 1/4 or 1/2 turn to get the positions correct. Easy fix but also easy to not notice if you aren’t looking at both sides of the hub
     
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  9. May 21, 2024
    jeep2003

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    Yes and when you set the depth of the sliding ring make it so it just barely disengages in the unlock position. That way it has full contact when its locked in.
     
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