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Freewheeling Hub Actuation


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Hi,

I was wondering if anyone could explain to me how a landrover free wheeling hub engages.

I know you turn the knob to lock the dog clutch.

But what is actually going on behind that ? How do they return when you turn the knob back ? Is the dog clutch spring loaded to unlock ?

What i'm really asking is could you activate it from the outside using an air ram if the knob was removed and parts machined to fit a ram ? This would be used in a winch setup.

Are there any links to eploded diagrams for the different models around ? I've had a look on google but can't find.

Cheers

Gordon

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G,

If you want an air operated FWH, then look at the Suzuki Jimny, save you messing about trying to convert one with a ram? They are vacuum operated, but I guess you have a vacuum source somewhere :)

But basically, yes they have a spring to unlock from memory when I took one apart last.

There's a Suzuki manual hub exploded here: http://www.shropshire-suzuki.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=13326

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