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engaging the rear locker

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NetMonkey, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. Oct 6, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    NetMonkey

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    hey guys,

    for those of you with the rear loacker, how long does it take for the locker to engage? i have tried to engage it several times, but i just cant seem to get it to engage.
    i put it in 4Lo and press the locker switch and wait several minutes, but the locker light never stops blinking.

    i have tried to engage it while in gear and while in neutral.

    does anyone have any ideas?

    thanks,
     
  2. Oct 6, 2009 at 8:07 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Move forward after engaging it, while turning the wheel from left to right
     
  3. Oct 6, 2009 at 8:22 PM
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    What does turning the wheels to the right or left do?
    Mine takes forever as well. I move back and forth a few times and it eventually locks in. Kind of frustrating though.
     
  4. Oct 6, 2009 at 8:23 PM
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    It aligns the gears in the rear.
     
  5. Oct 6, 2009 at 8:25 PM
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    x2 I was having the same problem, now I just lock up and crawl forward while turning slightly left and right like chris said and it hooks right up
     
  6. Oct 6, 2009 at 8:27 PM
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    ahh... perfect, that worked. it feels like both rear shafts have to turn at a different speed to engage the locker. i had to turn the wheel ever so slightly for it to engage.

    is a popping sound normal right when it engages?

    i am new to the 4x4 and i am not familiar with all the noises all the systems make and i am really babying the truck :)

    thanks, man.
     
  7. Oct 6, 2009 at 8:32 PM
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    Popping is normal, and will quiet down as everything breaks in. :)
     
  8. Oct 6, 2009 at 8:32 PM
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    ;)
     
  9. Oct 6, 2009 at 8:36 PM
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    Sometimes they can be just as quirky to unlock, same process works to unlock. :thumbsup:
     
  10. Oct 6, 2009 at 8:36 PM
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    Never thought of it like that. Thanks for the info! I'll try it in the morn.
     
  11. Oct 7, 2009 at 7:13 AM
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    I assume that this goes for a ... 4x2 with a rear locker.

    I have a 2009 TRD, OR 4x2 (8 mos old, 8,000 miles) and I have not engaged the rear locker yet.

    Thanks

    SOS
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  12. Oct 7, 2009 at 7:14 AM
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    Yepp
     
  13. Oct 7, 2009 at 7:34 AM
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    What do you guys with locking diff do while driving in snow/ice on pavement? Can you engage the locker or do you wish at this point that you had a LSD?
     
  14. Oct 7, 2009 at 7:40 AM
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    The locker only works in 4low... so chances are you wont use it much in the winter. Unless you did the locker mod.

    having said this, the 09's have auto LSD rear diff, which uses your ABS brakes to brake one wheel so it's as if it works like a LSD... But different technology.
     
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