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My locker was not locking, so I removed the motor from the 3rd member, and took it apart. There was a lot of built up crud on the screw shaft that is connected to the motor. I cleaned it, regreased everything, and put it back together. Put it back on the truck, jacked up the back end, pushed the locker button, and it locked right away. I was stoked. Then I go to unlock it, and I here the motor go, and the light doesn't turn off. I figure it needs some pressure or something on it, so I take it off the jack and drive, turn, reverse, turn, 4lo, you name. light is still on. um... HELP!

Edit: I know it is indeed still locked cause I jacked up the tires again, and spun them.. they both spin the same way.
 

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How far did you drive the truck trying to desingage? If I remenber correctly in mine sometimes it took a while before desingaging...

Mine now doesn't even lock :xcrybaby: I need to take it appart and check.. How dificult was it to take it appart and put it together?

Thanks,

FS.
 

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I drive it around the block..

it was easy to get apart and back together.. but apartently I put it back together wrong!
 

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atwinda said:
I drive it around the block..

it was easy to get apart and back together.. but apartently I put it back together wrong!
pull the 3 bolts holding the actuator on, with the tires off the ground, you can manually move the little gear thing to unlock the diff. i beleive you move it to the left(towards the diff) to unlock, to the right to lock.
 

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drabnor said:
pull the 3 bolts holding the actuator on, with the tires off the ground, you can manually move the little gear thing to unlock the diff. i beleive you move it to the left(towards the diff) to unlock, to the right to lock.
Thanks RJ! So, if I manually unlock, is there any chance of it resetting itself (so-to-speak)? So that it's back to normal?
 

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not sure, but it sounds like your locker ecu is going out. you might want to look into re-wireing it the way Dick Foster did it.

id unlock it manually, put the actuator back on, see if it will lock up, then see if it will unlock
 

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If he pulls the actuator, there is a procedure to follow to reinstall the actuator in order for it to funtion correctly.
 

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There is a procedure to follow when you reinstall the actuator. You need to jack up the driver side rear to get the tire off the ground. Ebrake is off so chock the other tires. Remove the actuator and push the rack gear toward the diff, this is the lock position. Make sure that it is all the way toward the diff by turning the jacked up tire and verifying that it is indeed locked, i.e. will not turn. Now with the actuator removed but electrically connected, select the locked postion with the dash switch. The actuator will run then stop turning when it reaches the end of travel. Disconnect the actuator. If you look at the pinion drive gear that drives the rack gear in the diff you will see two notches. Using a couple of flashlight batteries, connected to the drive wires, drive the motor until the notches form a line that is straight up and down with the actuator held in the same positon as when mounted. I forget the colors but I think one is green and the other green with red stripe and they are slightly larger and adjacet on each other in the connector. You will only be turning it about 10-15 degrees so don't go too far. Now try reinstall the actuator, if you can't get it to mesh with the rack gear don't force it, just try moving the drive pinion a little again. After you get it to seat and the actuator is installed, check it out with the tire off the ground. When you have confirmed that it locks and unlocks, drop the truck, you're done.
 

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drabnor said:
not sure, but it sounds like your locker ecu is going out. you might want to look into re-wireing it the way Dick Foster did it.

id unlock it manually, put the actuator back on, see if it will lock up, then see if it will unlock
took it off. un locked it manually, reinstalled after hittin the dash switch a few times and left it in the unlocked position, reinstalled it, and yeah.. checked if it would lock and unlock. and it did. so.. thanks :)
 

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Dick Foster said:
There is a procedure to follow when you reinstall the actuator. You need to jack up the driver side rear to get the tire off the ground. Ebrake is off so chock the other tires. Remove the actuator and push the rack gear toward the diff, this is the lock position. Make sure that it is all the way toward the diff by turning the jacked up tire and verifying that it is indeed locked, i.e. will not turn. Now with the actuator removed but electrically connected, select the locked postion with the dash switch. The actuator will run then stop turning when it reaches the end of travel. Disconnect the actuator. If you look at the pinion drive gear that drives the rack gear in the diff you will see two notches. Using a couple of flashlight batteries, connected to the drive wires, drive the motor until the notches form a line that is straight up and down with the actuator held in the same positon as when mounted. I forget the colors but I think one is green and the other green with red stripe and they are slightly larger and adjacet on each other in the connector. You will only be turning it about 10-15 degrees so don't go too far. Now try reinstall the actuator, if you can't get it to mesh with the rack gear don't force it, just try moving the drive pinion a little again. After you get it to seat and the actuator is installed, check it out with the tire off the ground. When you have confirmed that it locks and unlocks, drop the truck, you're done.

Thanks for the info! fortunately just playing around with it, worked :)
 

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Try to do the procedure if you can get to it. It puts the right about of preload on that overtravel spring that you saw in there when you had it apart.
 

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Dick Foster said:
Try to do the procedure if you can get to it. It puts the right about of preload on that overtravel spring that you saw in there when you had it apart.
I see. OK.. next time it's warm out! Thanks again!
 

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Warm out! WTF you're in SoCal and don't really know what a cold day is. Don't be a SoCal puss now. LOL
 

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Dick Foster said:
Warm out! WTF you're in SoCal and don't really know what a cold day is. Don't be a SoCal puss now. LOL
Our high was 39 yesterday.... So being out there to pull the locker motor once, was more than enough for one day!
 

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Hell at 39 the Canucks are stripped to the waist catchin rays. Lake Arrowhead ain't that high. LOL
 

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Dick Foster said:
Hell at 39 the Canucks are stripped to the waist catchin rays.
One more reason to live in So Cal :)

Thanks for the info about the E-locker. Not had a problem, but I'm sure that info will be handy someday. THANKS again.

Steve
 

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the lake is currently 3 feet below a mile high... our house sits 200 feet above the lake.. it's 39 and windy, so the factor the wind chill in there, and yeah.. being outside does not sound attractive...
 
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