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E-locker

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by BlueTaco07, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Jul 24, 2011 at 8:24 PM
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    BlueTaco07

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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?
     
  2. Jul 24, 2011 at 8:42 PM
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  3. Jul 24, 2011 at 10:56 PM
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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!
     
  4. Jul 24, 2011 at 11:07 PM
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    Turning side to side will help lock it up. When was the last time you changed the diff fluid?
     
  5. Jul 24, 2011 at 11:14 PM
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    Mitch

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    Why would turning help lock the rear?
     
  6. Jul 24, 2011 at 11:15 PM
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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.
     
  7. Jul 24, 2011 at 11:20 PM
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    Mitch

    Mitch Somebody call for a Wambulance?

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    Copy that. Thanks
     
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