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Old 05-16-2003, 07:13 PM
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Default Home made Posi-Lock for a YJ

Has anyone out there ever made a homemade "Posi-Lock" for their YJ? My actuator has gone out and I am tired of replacing it. I might just be a tightwad, but $200 for the Posi-Lock seems a little high for a few clips and a pull cable. I'm sure it's not actually that simple, but I was just wondering if anyone has ever attempted such a thing, and what all it took to make it work. Maybe if it's an easy enough thing to do, and someone had a good "How-To", then more people would do it. Hell, if I could do it for less than $40-$50, I would make the swap even if my actuator still worked! Anyone else out there think like me, or am I all alone?? [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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This is the only write up I've found. I spent a couple hours last night looking for a new one without any luck. [img]images/graemlins/crybaby.gif[/img]
I've been told that it's a little tough to follow. [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
It's on my list of to do's.
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Default Re: Home made Posi-Lock for a YJ

If your vacuum actuator is useable (or if you go to the junkyard and get a good one) you can rig a 3-port vacuum switch and take manual control of the disconect by running new vacuum hoses to that switch. I'm doing this to my Comanche with a switch from an '86 XJ with "select-trac". Back then they used the vacuum-selected NP-229(?) x-case. Installed in my truck it should look factory to the untrained eye. Lots of '80-84 Grand Wagoneers used 3-port switches as well, mounted under the dash to the right of the steering column.
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Default Re: Home made Posi-Lock for a YJ

I found a write up for that too. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Default Re: Home made Posi-Lock for a YJ

Thanks for all the help. I thought it would be pretty simple, but the more I read that article, the more I am confused. Anyone out there got a simpler explanation?? [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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Default Re: Home made Posi-Lock for a YJ

its not that difficult once you get it apart and see what it needs to do.

this is the cable you will need: www.mcmaster.com do a search for pn 6161K12. its $30

now look at the BC4x4 write-up again and it should back sense.

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Default Re: Home made Posi-Lock for a YJ

thanks for the link. You are right. And the more I look at it, the more it makes sense to me. I think I am definitely gonna try it, after all, I will only be out $30 if I can't get it to work. But it looks rather simple now that I've steined over it for a while. Thanks everyone. [img]images/graemlins/goodpost.gif[/img]
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