Locking Hubs

01-27-2010, 12:31 PM
Will driving around day to day with my front hubs in the lock position and not in 4WD cause any damage ? What about at highway speeds?
1989 4Runner V6 I was told it would be simple "wear and tear" on the hubs, not ideal to do but not going to cause any permanent damage as long as I kept a close eye on the oil level in the hubs.


01-27-2010, 07:51 PM
Just wear and tear, and the increased drag will lower your mpg a bit.
And there is no oil level in the hubs to keep an eye on.

02-10-2010, 01:21 AM
It's the grease in your wheel bearings that need to be checked now and then and properly done as by your manual.

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