Still need help with LockRight Locker
I had posted before about this problem and still haven't been able to fix it, so I thought that I would give it another try.
I have a 1530 Lockright locker in the rear axle. The locker is behaving very badly. While going straight, whenever I let off of the gas, the locker will pop very loudly, usually on the driver's side, but sometimes happens on both sides. This is very dangerous because I could be going 60 down the highway and when I let off of the gas, or downshift, the locker will pop real hard or unlock and the zuki will veer off to the left. It is pretty scary. Taking corners at any spped will do this as well. The popping is definately not normal and is makes people stare at me like I'm a nut.
Done so far: I have disassembled the locker 5 times now reshimming it with thrust washers. It seems to work better the looser the locker is. I have put over one hundred dollars into rebuilding the locker. The springs and pins are new as well. I do remain within specs with the washers. The problem is still there. There is little to no play in the ring and pinion.
I do notice a lot of play in the locker itself. (between the Axle and the wheels moves a lot) Is this normal? could this be causing the problem? I know that the play is not coming from the ring and pinion.
I have heard that a bent axle can cause this problem. How can I tell if it is bent? Is it a bent axle housing, or the axle shaft that can cause the problem. I have also noticed the driver side bearing is a little bit loose, not tight like the other side. The main bearings on the third member seems fine.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I don't have a lot of cash to fix this, and my wife is blaming it on my fun when I off road. I still want to be able to go off-roading, if you know what I mean. [img]images/icons/blush.gif[/img])