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diff. locker characteristics???

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 04coma, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Sep 11, 2009 at 11:38 PM
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    04coma

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    i havent used my locker but a couple of times. the first time i used it it engaged and disengaged just fine(i was in a small ditch). the second time i used it i THOUGHT i was stuck in some hella mud i engaged it and got out. however it took a bit for it to disengage and for my speedometer to start working again. the third time was tonite pulled in the yard to unload some groceries (been raining non stop past two days here) I didnt want to take the chance on putting ruts in my yard getting out(my tires are almost bald), so i engaged it and it took 2 or 3 minutes to engage not like before. i get out of the yard my speedometer works fine i put it in park disengage it and it wouldnt. i took it around the block slowly of course and about midways through it disengaged itself. Is this normal characteristics of it? am i doing something wrong? will it really hurt anything if you operate it over 5mph off roading?
     
  2. Sep 11, 2009 at 11:42 PM
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    jdkeller

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    You will be fine driving faster than 5mph. You can pretty much go as fast as you want. But dont drive it fast on pavement! But you can speed up an pavement to disengage it if you have to.
     
  3. Sep 11, 2009 at 11:43 PM
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    ok so is that a normal way to get it to disengage? shoudnt hurt nothing?
     
  4. Sep 11, 2009 at 11:46 PM
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    Mine does that sometimes too. Im pretty sure its normal. Whats the total amount of times you have used it?
     
  5. Sep 12, 2009 at 6:54 AM
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    uhh idk 3 maybe 4 times?
     
  6. Sep 12, 2009 at 11:48 AM
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    The more times you use it the easier it becomes to engage/disengage
     
  7. Sep 12, 2009 at 11:54 AM
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    so it can be disengaged while moving?
     
  8. Sep 12, 2009 at 11:57 AM
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    for some reason i have to turn my steering wheel slightly to one side and then press the gas a little bit for it to engage..this is in drive.
     
  9. Sep 12, 2009 at 12:04 PM
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    i normally engage mine by just a little tap on the gas and its locked. yea it will disengage wile moving but if im going kinda fast im going straight so the tires are spinning the same speed.
     
  10. Sep 12, 2009 at 9:38 PM
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    thx for the advice guys
     
  11. Sep 12, 2009 at 9:56 PM
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    if you dont want it disengaging, you can look up the blue wire mod. basically you cut a wire and it tricks the computer into thinking its always grounded. then you can use it in any gear you want, and you have a 2 lo, which is useful. and you can go as fast as you want, but still needs to be engaged while not moving
     
  12. Sep 13, 2009 at 12:20 AM
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    I don't know the differences between the 2x TRD w/locking diff & the 4x ,mine is 4x & the diff only locks in 4 lo, & usually a little rocking back & forth will engage it,always disengages when I shift transfer from lo to high or from 4 lo to 2 wheel drive. I guess this is normal:cool:
     
  13. Sep 13, 2009 at 12:37 AM
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    Grey wire mod lets you lock the diff in any transfer case position.

    And yes that sounds pretty normal. I found the best way to engage is to turn the wheel quite a bit and roll forward slowly the goal is to get the side gears to mesh and different wheel speeds from left to right will help.
     
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