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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-31-2003, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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front locker kind of spooley

I just put in a locker and it doesn't click click when in the garage like my rear one does (one tire up on a jack spinning) Went out to test it and I don't think it differentiates. On pavement I can get it to pop and do unnverving stuff like that (no smooth clicks)but I just want to know what a normal front locker is supposed to feel/sound like.

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Re: front locker kind of spooley

With the hubs locked and the truck in 2wd, you should not be able to tell that there's anything "different" about the front end with the locker installed. If in 2wd with the hubs locked your steering is difficult and the tires scrub, then the locker is not disengaging. The most common cause of this is broken pins.

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Re: front locker kind of spooley

Nothing was broke when I put it in last night. The locker is not invisible when hubs locked and in 2wd. It seems spooled. I'm thinking something to do with the side gear shims.
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Re: front locker kind of spooley

Douglass,
Did you add or change the shims around ? Is that a 4-pin carrier? Was it a lock rite or ez-locker?
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Re: front locker kind of spooley

4 pin carrier lockrite. I'm about to start to change the thrust washers (side gear shims) but haven't had to do that before and was wondering if there are any tips and or ways to test the carrier before putting everything back together.
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Re: front locker kind of spooley

Just measured the thicknesses of the side gear shims. One side gear has 2 shims at 38 thousandths a piece. The other side gear has one at 35 thousandths. What should I go down to. I'll have to go get a shim pack tommorrow (if in stock).
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Re: front locker kind of spooley

When you first set it up, did you "rock" the center block to check it for clearance ? It may just be drilled a fair bit offcenter like most are . Just use a belt sander to knock which ever side is thick down a bit and get it as evenly as possible . The shims you have are thin enough , shouldn't be causing a problem . If you insert an axle in each side , use one to rotate the carrier while holding tension on the other axle . You should be able to rotate one faster than the other , but with pressure back against any axle they should not ratchet if it's working correctly . There is a test procedure in the back of the installation manual that might explain this better but it is somewhat hard to describe . Read it carefully , and understand what it's telling you and why , you'll figure it out .....
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