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grey wire mod

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by 2003greenbean, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. cynicalrider

    cynicalrider Well-Known Member

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    I'm going off this second write up here:
    http://ttora.com/wiki/index.php/Actuator_Rebuild

    I will definitely take pics. I bought the truck last summer from the original owner and he never locked it so that's what, 12 years of non use? lol
     
  2. BigOly

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    Thanks for that link! Very useful info at the trusty ttora site...as always.
     
  3. cynicalrider

    cynicalrider Well-Known Member

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    It's not going well. I took it off again and took it apart. It was corroded and the arm couldn't even move. I got it moving again but it still doesn't work. I think the worm gear is also stuck. Ugh.
     
  4. 4WD

    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

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    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now
    Shit, sorry to hear man, its just getting worse as you get deeper into it & you say its stuck ? If you can't free it up , your probably done because both surfaces with be pitted/corroded/rusted/etc: does the servo motor still work ?
     
  5. cynicalrider

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    I unfortunately and stupidly enough didn't try to run the servo unassembled to see if the worm gear moves freely. It's what I am going to do today. When I tested it assembled after I freed the arm I felt the servo get warm but no movement. We'll see what today brings.
     
  6. Silver02Taco

    Silver02Taco Feet in the water...

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    :( That sucks. I hope you're able to salvage it. Finding another locker-motor isn't going to be easy if you can't.
     
  7. cynicalrider

    cynicalrider Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I didn't get to work on it today, but tomorrow is another day. At least I can take my locker on and off in 5-6 minutes flat.
     
  8. Motokid817

    Motokid817 Motokid817

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    Headed to the shop to do this now! Thank you for the pictures and everything!
     
  9. TheBruce

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    Has anybody tried this mod successfully on a 2007 TRD?
     
  10. kmok

    kmok Plastidipped ma Hootus!

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    Only works on 1st gens
     
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    I finally got around to doing this.... I don't know what I was so scared of. This literally took me 6 minutes from start to finish (which included putting my floor mats in and a quick test of the switch). Great write up.
     
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    Did this to mine N Love it!
     
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    I'll tell you why, because like me I'm reluctant to start mojo'ing the electrical, especially with electronics our trucks have, when I finally did do it I kicked myself for waiting so long to do it, easily the best,easiest smartest,cheapest MOD going for a 1st gen. 4x...;)
     
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    Finally Fiiiiinally did this. Wanted to get my locker working first. Great mod, and will be a big help in cycling the locker on and off- gotta "use it or loose it".
     
  15. adamsson00

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    Great mod, and even better ttora locker rebuild, my locker doesn't work either, I just wish my actuator case was only corroded as his was :sick::sick:
     
  16. cynicalrider

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    Same. This is as far as I got with the project:

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    Ran out of time that day and had to throw it back on till I can get time to play with it again.
     
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    Tagged for later. Thanks for posting the info
     
  18. adamsson00

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    Not sure how to upload more than one pic at a time, seems to only upload the last one, anyway, here is mine, cover was corroded way worse than any others I seen, and before I even tried to take it off I noticed the cover was cracked in 3 spots and it was cracked all the way around the output shaft. This is after I got the cover off and the output shaft stayed in the middle. Anyone know if someone makes an aftermarket locker that bolts where this one came off? I can't even make a new cover an use this one bc I can't even get the worm gear to move, I couldn't even see it through the corroded aluminum. No posi marks for me

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  19. adamsson00

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    Also called the dealer, a replacement up here is $1400, gonna cut a plate and bolt it in over the hole in the rear diff for now
     
  20. BlackSportD

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    Had a fun time wheeling in both high and low with the locker on. What top speed do you guys do when locked?
     
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