Click Here!

Go Back   IH PARTS AMERICA > Tech Forums > Axle Tech Questions
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Photo Gallery IH Store Home

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-06-2014, 04:30 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2012
Member Number: 5350
Posts: 13
Default '74 scout 4x4 clunking front end

I have a 1974 Scout with the 258cc motor and a manual transmission. I put it in four wheel drive yesterday which I don't do very often. Was driving on a pretty easy dirt road. After I took it back out of 4h back into 2h and unlocked the hubs it starting clunking. Actually drove about 20 miles and it started intermittently engaging the front axle. Someone driving next to me saw the front axle engaging and disengaging as if the front axle was catching in the differential. Locked and unlocked the hubs and it still did the same thing. Fine for a minute or two and then clunking and catching.

Finally just put it back in 4 wheel drive and it engaged and it runs fine. Whenever I put it in 2 wheel drive it does the same thing. I am thinking maybe one of my locking hubs is broken and is not fully disengaging. The right front hub has a spot when moving it to free where it sticks.

Any suggestions?
daniel_salzman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2014, 05:59 PM   #2
Senior Member
FDChappie's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Member Number: 3742
Location: Northern New California
Posts: 1,586
Default Re: '74 scout 4x4 clunking front end

That sounds like a good assessment of the situation. Time to pull the hubs apart and grease those wheel bearings while you're in there.
1974 Scout II 345 T-19
1971 Travelette 392 T-36
1972 Loadstar 1700 dump truck 345 T-35
FDChappie is offline   Reply With Quote

4x4, clunking, disengage, front-end

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:49 AM.