Manual Hubs - Guide

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Manual Hubs - Guide

Post by zook123 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:02 am

Tools Required
E10 Torx Socket + Driver Set
10MM Allen Key
T15 Torx Allen Key
Paper Towel / Old Rag

There is no need to disconnect the battery, chock the wheels / do the rain dance. The vehicle can stay on the ground with no need of jacking up.

So, I purchased a pair of AVM hubs online, these were highly recommended in the Jimny community, and these are the High Performance pair, so should last a little longer!
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AVM457HP

These did not need the adaptor plates as they are designed for the Jimny.

Remove the old Vacuum Hubs using the E10 Torx, unscrew and throw into the bin.
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Clean up the mounting face, it doesn't have to be perfect but free of most grit and grime.
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Now is the time if you are fitting SJ or Vitara hubs to fit the adaptor plates, just apply a little grease (not excessive)

Take the new Hubs, and remove the small bolts holding the front on and remove, place the paper gasket onto the hub on the vehicle and offer up the hub
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Tighten the bolts and ensure the washers are fitted before tightening!
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Ignore the instructions, engage the front of the hub to 4x4 and insert into the hub, and do the Torx bolts up
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To test, jack the front wheels up and engage both hubs to 4x4, this should spin both front wheels.

REMINDER - Manual Hubs DO NOT NEED GREASE, just clean with paraffin, and lube with diesel.

I do not take any responsibility from issues caused by following this guide.
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Safari Snorkel, Freewheeling Hub Conversion
Diff Breathers, G/Box and T/Box Breathers, 2in Suspension Lift
HD Recovery Points and Winch Plate
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Re: Manual Hubs - Guide

Post by SherwoodNash » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:20 pm

Nice guide! should be a stickie somewhere? (can't expand your last pic tho'?)

They look neat, the red really sets them off :thumbup:

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Re: Manual Hubs - Guide

Post by ScottieJ » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:31 pm

zook123 wrote:
REMINDER - Manual Hubs DO NOT NEED GREASE, just clean with paraffin, and lube with diesel.
It's best to use a light smear of grease with aisin hubs.


You missed a step

Sit back a wait for the plastic internals of the AVM hubs to break :hahaha:

Then swear loudly when the tiny bolts holding the cap on either snap or round off when you try to undo them :hahaha:
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Re: Manual Hubs - Guide

Post by zook123 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:46 pm

Plastic internals? I couldn't find any??

And agreed on the tiny bolts, I snapped a allen key already on them!

I'll add to this guide how to get the 4WD light to work... if I can.. but I don't know where mine is broken haha!

Thanks Sherwood (What is your name??), they fit perfectly with the red axles haha!
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2002 Jimny O2 Ragtop
Safari Snorkel, Freewheeling Hub Conversion
Diff Breathers, G/Box and T/Box Breathers, 2in Suspension Lift
HD Recovery Points and Winch Plate
Kuhmo KL71 MT / Goodyear Wrangler AT


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Re: Manual Hubs - Guide

Post by ScottieJ » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:53 pm

zook123 wrote:Plastic internals? I couldn't find any??
They are in the dial/selector section and known for breaking and causing issues.

You should have got some used aisin hubs ;)

Sorry would just never recommend AVM hubs to anyone.
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Re: Manual Hubs - Guide

Post by ROBBIE » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:54 pm

If I ever see the Jimny again I will get a pic of the setup I did
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Re: Manual Hubs - Guide

Post by SherwoodNash » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:01 pm

zook123 wrote:Thanks Sherwood (What is your name??), they fit perfectly with the red axles haha!
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