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step by step removal and installation of e-locker 3rd member

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by MonkeyProof, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. munkel

    munkel fka unregistered lurker...

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    So I just filled and was going to go for a test drive, ABS and rear locker light are on. Hmmmm. I know I moved the fork back over, maybe it didn't seat correctly. Any thoughts?
     
  2. MonkeyProof

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    I woukd make sure that the connectors are pushed in all the way, you shojkd have heard and felt a click. Also, have you tried to engage and disengage the locker while driving? It would be safe and harmless to do on pavement if driving in a straight line. You can also remove the locker motor to try and move the fork again.
     
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    Thanks, will try all of that.
     
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    So this guy I know followed the directions real well when they were in red, he however didn't follow the part about shifting the fork back after the install of the 3rd. What a dumbass he was..... :annoyed:

    Thanks for the help!
     
  5. MonkeyProof

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  6. 4banger4x4

    4banger4x4 Probably should'nt have done that.

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    oh trust me i know. and it normally is the simple stuff that gets over looked
     
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    Good read! Thanks for sharing. Im doing this tomorrow with an arb 3rd into my sport
     
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    This was easy squeezy :) Just followed it step by step, and I did the whole thing in just a couple hours.
     
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    Thanks for the great diy article. I plan on following it when I pull the trigger on a truetrac.

    I have a question. Has anyone had any issue with their oem electronic (brake based) lsd after installing the truetrac?

    I know my traction control gets lit off when I take some turns.
     
  11. tacokid09

    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

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    im just saying thanks to both of you. tackled this last night in about 1.5 hours with just hand tools. :thumbsup:
     
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    MJonAgs32 asphinctersayswhat?

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    so coming from 75w-90 to 85w-140, are talking about a 1-2 mpg loss or 3+ mpg loss?
     
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    I was trying to install my powertrax locker today and these bolts were so hard that I couldn't continue any farther. The best I had was a cordless impact driver and it couldn't do the trick:mad:, I guess I'm gonna have to find someone with air tools!
     
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    What bolts were goh trying to break loose?
     
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    Did you get an answer?
     
  17. MJonAgs32

    MJonAgs32 asphinctersayswhat?

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    No but I made the switch. So many factors to really distinguish what's going on. My new gears have actually given me 1-2 mpg better. But I did gears and new diff fluid at the same time, and don't know what it would have been like with the same grade gear oil as before
     
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    Okay that makes the switch easy for me. I will do the same. What gears did you end up with and are you an Auto or Manual?

    Edit: Never mind 4.56 and saw short throw upgrade! lol
     
  19. MJonAgs32

    MJonAgs32 asphinctersayswhat?

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    haha yupp!

    I jumped on ECGS's group buy last summer, but didn't really have the funds to get them installed until December. So far, I'm happy with the switch. The power is back!! haha
     
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    Thanks a ton MonkeyProof for taking the time to make such a detailed write up, it was flawless and made this extremely simple. I got my 37's put on and felt like I was pulling a trailer bc of those tires; went with 4.88's from ECGS and it's a night and day difference in restored power. With your guide this install was actually quite an enjoyable task, thanks!
     
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