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Old 07-24-2011, 08:24 PM   #1
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Im curious how does the factory E-locker work for you guys? Hoping for a 2nd gen, didnt know if the 1st and 2nd generation both have the same locker. But im hearing ifs and ands on them. Mine is staring to act up so I think like when I engage the locker the RR diff lock light flashes for atleast a minute before it locks and sometimes it can take 5 or more minutes for it to pop out and open the diff (sometimes other times when I push the button back in it pops out right then.). Is this normal?
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No, not normal... at least from my experience with 3 Tacomas all TRD Off Road 4WDs (2001, 2005, 2010, combined mileage of 260,000 miles).

While the rear locker doesn't always engage at the first try... sometimes up to 5 trys to get it to lock... it still does, and sometimes even on the first try. Turning it off has always been much easier...

I think the key is to use it frequently to keep the parts 'loose' and working... In the case of the 2009 or newer 4WDs, we now have A-TRAC and the 'need' for the rear locker is pretty much gone... just nice to have as a choice!
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Turning side to side will help lock it up. When was the last time you changed the diff fluid?
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Turning side to side will help lock it up. When was the last time you changed the diff fluid?
Why would turning help lock the rear?
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Why would turning help lock the rear?
There are parts that need to line up in the diff. Turning makes the rear wheels turn at different speeds so everything will eventually line up and the locker will engage.
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There are parts that need to line up in the diff. Turning makes the rear wheels turn at different speeds so everything will eventually line up and the locker will engage.
Copy that. Thanks
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