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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-16-2000, 11:54 AM
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Need Help finding YJ Cable kit

I just got back from a the Mohawk Jeep Jamboree and I wanted everyone to know that my new 2.5 Old Man Emu lift work great. (Thank you to all that help me pick the lift and tires). However, a new problem arose when on the trail. The vacuum pump that switches the front axle into 4 wheel drive acted up. The first day it would not even go into 4 wheel drive, so a fellow Jeeper showed me how to open up the axle and engage the arm manually. The vacuum pump was able to get the me back into 2-low. The next day I switched the jeep back into 4-high and after a could of minute of road driving on the way to the trail the 4-wheel drive light turned on. So there is barely enough vacuum to move the arm in the axle housing.

A couple of the other YJ owners recommended that I get a Cable kit to replace the vacuum system. I have looked through a couple of Jeep magazines but I haven't had any luck finding a cable system. Does anyone know where I can get a good cable system for my YJ? I am not sure what other options are available to me (I don't want to continue using the vacuum system).

-Hays Clark
Moss Green '94 YJ
4.0L 6 Cyl. 5-Man.
2.5 Old Man Emu
32x11.50 BFGMud

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Re: Need Help finding YJ Cable kit

Hey Hays, Scott with the red YJ here, from the Jamboree. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img] If I remember correctly, it's called the "rock lock", and it's made by Big Dick's Suspension. There is a review of it and someone's installation of one somewhere here on If you search around the site for a while you should be able to find the review.

Enjoyed wheeling with you. Hope to see you in the Adirondacks in the Spring. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
Good luck with the cable [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] and fix those flares! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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What you are looking for is the Posi-Lok Cable Acuated Lock System . You can order this at Drive Train Warehouse 1-888-432-7656. I think the cost is around $185.00 They will also beat any advertised pricing if you find it cheaper. No I'm not a sales person there.

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