Ok, need some advice. My elocker stopped working, so I attempted to do this rebuild: http://personalpages.tds.net/~thompson_wp/tacoma/locker.htm
The die-cast aluminum cover on the backside of the actuator was so corroded that when I went to pry the actuator off the diff, it broke around the shaft. It is beyond repair.
Toyota dealer quoted me over $1200 for new actuator assembly.
I have searched online parts discounters but no luck.
The auto wreckers, have diffs come in with lockers, problem is they donít want to take them off the diff and sell them separately. $500 or more for a complete diff. Plus, I canít be sure theyíre working properly, or if Iíll be able to get them off without breaking either. I canít just swap carriers, I need to the actuator off and put it on my diff because I did a gear swap.
What are people doing who encounter this problem?
Any one out there selling rebuilt actuators?