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madman72 08-01-2017 06:22 PM

Rear locker won't unlock!!
 
Went wheeling this weekend used the rear locker and when I was done it didn't disengage. I used a screwdriver to unlock it. The lock plate moved over to the right but it still felt locked. Got home and jacked it up and spun the rear wheels and the both turn the same way. That means it's still locked right? I have the rear cover off but can't see anything wrong. Any ideas

zstairlessone 08-01-2017 06:28 PM

If it's on a lift and in gear (6-speed) or park with the emergency brake off you shouldn't be able to spin the tires if it is locked. If it is unlocked they will spin opposite (spin one and the other will rotate opposite direction) at the same speed.

madman72 08-01-2017 06:45 PM

I have the rear jacked up on stands and the transmission in neutral. It's an automatic. I spin them and they spin the same direction. What could be keeping the axle locked

JKZinger 08-01-2017 07:23 PM

Your rear Rubi locker is toast. Mine gave up like that years ago. Put in an ARB and never looked back.

madman72 08-01-2017 09:39 PM

Damn that's not what I wanted to hear, but I do appreciate it. I'm 200 miles from home too.

jadmt 08-02-2017 05:11 AM


Originally Posted by madman72 (Post 4299945)
Damn that's not what I wanted to hear, but I do appreciate it. I'm 200 miles from home too.

just take it easy on corners and you should be fine. better rear than front. I have had mine not disengage and then after a few miles start working again and never giving me another problem. I know it makes 0 sense and logically I know it could not make a difference but once I switched to royal purple gear oil I never had a problem again.

JKZinger 08-02-2017 05:41 AM

I drove mine home on the freeway for 150 miles. Didn't have any issues.

Monte417 08-02-2017 07:10 AM

Your magnetic actuator thingy is probably toast. You can replace part now I believe. It involves removing the carrier bearing on that side though. I'll try and finds. A link to the part number

Monte417 08-02-2017 07:24 AM

This is the part that needs to be replaced. They just starting selling this part not long ago. Beats buying a whole new locker assembly. Google the part number and find the best price http://www.rpmextreme.com/Product/21...y-2005193.aspx

madman72 08-02-2017 04:01 PM

Thanks jadmt and JKZinger I'll be less nervous driving it home tomorrow. Thanks for the info and the link Monte417. That might be the quickest fix. I'll see What the shop says. Thanks again guys


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