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Re: Difflock not working

Postby Alex Roux » 23 Sep 2016 08:48

Mamba wrote:...
When I start driving I can hear a ratched sound coming from the rear diff, but the locker doesn't work. When the difflock is switched off the diff is quiet.
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Does anyone have some spare parts for this locker? Or any other suggestions?


It sounds like your indicator switch is working, if the light does not continue to flash on your dashboard, but burns solid.
Then it is most likely that the actuator switch is also working, given that the "ratchet sound" is quiet when you disengage the locker.
The "ratchet sound" is bad news, I am pretty confident the teath inside are broken.

For a second hand part, call Dawid at oh, eight, 3, four99, 15 double-eight.

But then go to a strongly recommended specialist for the installation.
This is not a job that just any mackie can do.

Also, once fixed, get into the habit of activating the locker once a week. It keeps all working parts in moving / working order.
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Re: Difflock not working

Postby Mamba » 23 Sep 2016 12:13

Thanks for the support guys.

The diff is making the ratched noise in both forward and reverse. The metal pieces that broke of seems to be the size of the fork on the actuator.

I am going to strip the strip in two weeks time.

Then I'll know for sure. I'll also post some pictures.

Thanks again.
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Re: Difflock not working

Postby Wilkie » 05 Oct 2016 13:08

Hi Anton
het jy reggekom met jou diff lock en as.. wat was fout gewees ??
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Re: Difflock not working

Postby pdasilva » 11 Oct 2016 13:33

Seems as if you have the same problem I had.

Check my pics in my post. viewtopic.php?f=45&t=6064
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Re: Difflock not working

Postby Mamba » 12 Oct 2016 13:10

Hi Everyone,

My difflock is now working again. :blonde:

I had to buy a centre portion from David. Wilkie helped me swop around the internals.

I will place some pictures of the failing sliding gear etc a bit later.
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Re: Difflock not working

Postby Dustin » 12 Oct 2016 14:14

Glad to hear the drama is sorted :thumbup:
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Re: Difflock not working

Postby Mamba » 25 Nov 2016 08:13

Hi Everyone,

Sorry for the late response.

I have attached some photo's of my broken difflock.

Regards,
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Re: Difflock not working

Postby ricster » 25 Nov 2016 10:33

Looks like that took a major pounding !!!
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Re: Difflock not working

Postby Wilkie » 25 Nov 2016 11:08

Yeah its called 4.8LDOHC... :axechase:
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Re: Difflock not working

Postby Mamba » 25 Nov 2016 11:10

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