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TRD Locker Won't Disengage

Discussion in 'Solid Axle Suspension' started by MountainTruck, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. Nov 20, 2011 at 12:48 PM
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    MountainTruck

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    My TRD locker will not disengage on my '03 Tacoma. I followed the instructions from the manuel but it is still engaged in 2wd. I can hear the tires skidding as I go around corners. I am concerned about the wear on my axle, not to mention my studded snow tires.

    I have tried re-engaging it and then re-disengaging it to no avail.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    I searched for a while and could not find any threads discussing this. Also not sure if this is the right spot for this?
     
  2. Nov 20, 2011 at 12:58 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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  3. Nov 20, 2011 at 2:08 PM
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    Yeah I guess I will keep trying what the manual suggests (drive slowly turning wheel slowly left and right until the light turns off). The same thing happened last week but eventually released. I probably didn't engage it properly in the first place, I only read the manual after I had a problem of course.

    I know most people don't use the locker very often, but I live at the top of neighborhood at over 7000 feet with steep snowpacked roads. If I am not pulling someone out of a snowbank, someone is pulling me out of one.

    What would be the proper place for this thread anyway? I figured this one was for front axle swaps but thought axles>lockers?

    This was two nights ago:
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  4. Nov 21, 2011 at 5:25 PM
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    I always go in reverse and then forward, 4wd for me is similar and won't disengage sometimes just need to go backwards a little then forward. Same with my manual hubs..
     
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