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Why is my E-locker so unreliable???

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by KalamaKid, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Sep 23, 2011 at 11:42 PM
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    KalamaKid

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    same shit as everyone else
  2. Sep 23, 2011 at 11:44 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    So glad I got a Sport

    :)
     
  3. Sep 23, 2011 at 11:49 PM
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    i always have a hard time dis-engaging it. i dont know if im doing somthing wrong or what the issue is. but i always eventually get it un-locked
     
  4. Sep 23, 2011 at 11:52 PM
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    saw that too and was confused...blamed it on the beer and carried on. headed back to the garage :cheers:

    ps. good luck spotting that space junk :cool:
     
  5. Sep 23, 2011 at 11:52 PM
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    ^give this a shot^
     
  6. Sep 23, 2011 at 11:53 PM
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    if i remember correctly i had more of a problem disengaging than engaging. next time i hit the local trail ill give it a shot and report back
     
  7. Sep 23, 2011 at 11:56 PM
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    I never had trouble with my locker. I push the button and it works.
     
  8. Sep 24, 2011 at 12:08 AM
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    UndefinedTaco

    UndefinedTaco I'll eat all your food.

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    Get a lunchbox locker, better then e lock shit. Or get a real locker lol.
    Fuck e kocker. My friends 08 never works either
     
  9. Sep 24, 2011 at 12:13 AM
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    KalamaKid

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    same shit as everyone else
    My power steering leaks... I have to live with it...
     
  10. Sep 24, 2011 at 12:28 AM
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    same shit as everyone else
    But for the rest of TW my shit's broke...





    I'll bump this in the morning...
     
  11. Sep 24, 2011 at 9:02 AM
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    Morning bump
     
  12. Sep 24, 2011 at 12:22 PM
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    KenLyns

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    Push the locker button while stopped. Go forward very slowly (idle speed) and turn to one side.
     
  13. Sep 24, 2011 at 1:11 PM
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    ^ You don't need many tools, just a long 22mm wrench:
    http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00992945000P?prdNo=4&blockNo=4&blockType=G4

    The reason for moving to the side on pavement is for the two driveshafts to turn asynchronously, so the gears line up and lock. If you are stuck and one rear wheel is spinning, giving it a tiny bit of gas will accomplish the same thing. If both rear wheels are spinning, the locker won't help you. :)

    And you really should engage the locker before tackling a tough part of the trail.

    BTW, I believe the ARB air locker also needs the gears to line up first before it locks, and you don't get a nice status light in the dash.
     
  14. Sep 24, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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    wrxRome

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    like the guy said earlier, the more you use it the easier it'll engage, just my .02
     
  15. Sep 24, 2011 at 1:18 PM
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    cant wait until i have my arb then i will be rolling :D
     
  16. Sep 24, 2011 at 1:37 PM
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    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

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    I'm assuming your joking about trying to break your truck, but to your question "whats the difference" You turn your wheel (left or right ) 1 wheel will turn slower, the other will turn slightly faster making the meshing of the diff gears not only possible but alot easier, as mentioned the more you use it usually the easier it gets to engage/disengage
     
  17. Sep 25, 2011 at 12:08 AM
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    KalamaKid

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  18. Sep 25, 2011 at 11:10 AM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    Sometimes the shift fork and sleeve can be kinda stubborn if they're tight. More you use it I imagine the easier it will get.

    I've never actually have an issue with either of my 3rds but I noticed on the new one the shift fork and sleeve seemed to be much tighter than on my stock 3rd.
     
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