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rear diff locker will not disengage

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by rusty c, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. Jun 16, 2012 at 5:40 PM
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    rusty c

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    i checked the switch, its good. but hen i push the buttin to disengage, nothing happens...wtf?
     
  2. Jun 16, 2012 at 5:59 PM
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    scocar Treat the cause, not the symptom

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    Brock's right. In first gear, turn your steering wheel a little and begin moving forward slowly so the rear wheels want to rotate at different speeds. You should get a clunk when it unlocks, and that is it.
     
  3. Jun 16, 2012 at 7:45 PM
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    It also states to drive the truck a minimum of 16 miles per month in 4WD.

    In my experience, there are 3 things that if a person doesn't use them frequently (as in all the time) they will eventually have failures because of a lack of use rather than over-use:

    1) Air conditioning systems

    2) Emergency brakes

    3) 4WD components
     
  4. Jun 16, 2012 at 11:07 PM
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    This may not even be close but sometimes (especially with older trucks)

    if the solenoid/acuator goes out they'll fail in a "closed" position or part way in a neither here nor there position & if disengaging is the issue, this may apply. Also I've found that you may or may not have power to the switch as a result of bad solenoid.. weird shit...
     
  5. Jun 16, 2012 at 11:30 PM
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    HA! .. Dodge too, happened twice on my '72 Power Wagon, eletric solenoid for switching valve for gas tanks. fuckers would fail in closed (half way ) position every time
     
  6. Jun 17, 2012 at 8:41 AM
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    Thanks guys...I found the problem.I pull the cap off of the rear end to expose the locker pin. And found that the channel was clogged with a little trash.so it was creating a suction on the cap witch wasn't letting the pin shift...problem solved
     
  7. Jun 17, 2012 at 10:08 PM
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    Cool. Gotta love the simple fix.
     
  8. Jun 17, 2012 at 10:12 PM
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    HA! No shit, ya dodged a bullet for sure....;)
     

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