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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-05-2002, 12:39 PM
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Locker problems.

I am new to this board and new to the samurai thing.

I am having problems with my LockRight locker. At first the left side started popping out while going straight on the highway. It then started popping real loud during turns. I messed with the air pressure in the tires and this didn't help.

I decided to pull the locker out to see what was wrong. I found that the small springs were flattened in some spots, but worst of all, the outside coupler was worn. The teath were rounded off. Since this is my daily driver, I decided to clean it up and put it all back together until I could get replacement parts. Anyway, after reinstalling it, I now cannot go anywhere. It just ratchedts real crazy and everyonce in a while it will pop and the sammy will lurch forward.

It sounds like I installed it wrong. Does anyone have the instructions on how to assemble this thing online? Does PowerTrax have a warrenty on this even though I didn't buy it? ( It came with the vehicle when I bought it.)

If anyone can help, I would appreciate it.
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Re: Locker problems.

Did you put the carrier back in the same location?
Does the truck move at all. Is there any grinding?
Did you have spare parts when you where finished?
Tell us step by step how you put it together.
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Re: Locker problems.

Did you mark the carrier bearing tentioner positions? Did you flip the 2 side gears to the opposite sides when you installed the locker?
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Re: Locker problems.

Sounds like u may have lef out the big washer that gos in between????????
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Re: Locker problems.

One more thing it might be, Maybe the side gears r warn to much??????
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Re: Locker problems.

I took it all apart again and found that everything was fine. It could be that the bearing retainers were tightened wrong. Is there a special tool for this. Anyway, the Teeth on two parts of the locker are very worn. I called powertrax and they sell the parts that I need instead of having to rebuild the whole thing. Hopefully it will work and sound much better after this.
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Re: Locker problems.

It's sounds as though your talking about a locker with "couplers" right?

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Re: Locker problems.

My lockright was real clattery anyway. I would replace those springs you mentioned because they will cause you problems as well.
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Re: Locker problems.

I've done a few installs on these lockers, and if I remember correctly, there are four springs and pins in the Lock Right. You say the springs are "flattened." During installation, there are actually 8 springs. Four little ones and four big ones. The small ones go inside the larger ones. I suppose this is so they are stiffer or don't break down as quickly. Make sure you have a "spring within a spring" in all four holes. Your side gears can be pretty well worn out and still provide good locker operation. Your side gears would have to be really BAD to cause the problem you describe. If you give me more info I can probably help you out as I have done a few of these LRites.
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Re: Locker problems.

A bent axle housing can cause irregular wear and occasional (leading to regular) dis-engagements. My buddy had a lockrite in an XJ. It rounded the teeth after only 2 years of mild off-road use. The couplers were $100 each! I will never give them any of my money! Parts in a box.....what a concept.
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