What is this doo-hickey?

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What is this doo-hickey?

Post by izakjbrt » 22 Apr 2018 15:12

I know this question is probably proof beyond a doubt that I am an idiot. But I am not nearly the 4x4 expert no one believes I am. I noticed that when I took the "trollie" for a wheel alignment and balancing that the lovely little wheel caps on with the Nissan badge on the front wheels were missing. Hissing under my breath at the dealer trying to screw me over again, I went to inspect some further.

And low and behold, I saw that there is word written on it: "Lock"" and "Auto". Now I know the patrol has a rear diff lock (it does have a rear diff lock right?)? And has a nice button on the dash to proof it. But yes, what is it that is on the front axle of my patrol? And what is the function (see attachment)
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Re: What is this doo-hickey?

Post by Tinus lotz » 22 Apr 2018 16:11

When you put in 4x4 and the hub in in auto the hub will lock the wheel to the drive shaft so you can go forward in 4x4 . When going forward and backwards a lot like when you drive rocks rather lock them manually other wise it locks and disconnect every time you change direction....hope it makes sense

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Re: What is this doo-hickey?

Post by izakjbrt » 22 Apr 2018 16:23

Tinus lotz wrote:
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When you put in 4x4 and the hub in in auto the hub will lock the wheel to the drive shaft so you can go forward in 4x4 . When going forward and backwards a lot like when you drive rocks rather lock them manually other wise it locks and disconnect every time you change direction....hope it makes sense
Yes it does. Is it aftermarket or standard on the patrol?

Thanks for the help, now I am also in the know

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Re: What is this doo-hickey?

Post by Pieter Roux » 22 Apr 2018 17:35

David ................waar is jy ?

David het aan my verduidelik dat die 4 wiel aandrywing wat geaktiveer word binne in die Patrol is net om jou uit die gemors te help

As jy nou rerig n ernstige 4 X 4 aanpak moet jy die diff op voorste wiele op lock sit volgens hom aktiveer die vierwiel aandrywing ratte dan HEELTEMAL en nie net halfpad

Hoop dit help

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Re: What is this doo-hickey?

Post by gupster » 22 Apr 2018 18:12

Hi Izak, Its on all the Patrols I've seen so I am sure its standard.
Have Troll, will travel.

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Re: What is this doo-hickey?

Post by izakjbrt » 22 Apr 2018 18:33

Pieter Roux wrote:
22 Apr 2018 17:35
David ................waar is jy ?

David het aan my verduidelik dat die 4 wiel aandrywing wat geaktiveer word binne in die Patrol is net om jou uit die gemors te help

As jy nou rerig n ernstige 4 X 4 aanpak moet jy die diff op voorste wiele op lock sit volgens hom aktiveer die vierwiel aandrywing ratte dan HEELTEMAL en nie net halfpad

Hoop dit help

Groete

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Baie dankie, help baie

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Re: What is this doo-hickey?

Post by izakjbrt » 22 Apr 2018 18:34

gupster wrote:
22 Apr 2018 18:12
Hi Izak, Its on all the Patrols I've seen so I am sure its standard.
Now I just have to hope that the guy that had the trolly before me did not check the spanned, else I’ll have to buy a new one (or cheap equivalent). Will have to check the little black bag in the back

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Re: What is this doo-hickey?

Post by Pieter B » 22 Apr 2018 18:46

Klink my jy het die idee. As jy die voertuig in 4x4 wil gebruik, moet jy die hubs gaan lock met die wiel spanner.

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Re: What is this doo-hickey?

Post by izakjbrt » 22 Apr 2018 19:16

Pieter B wrote:
22 Apr 2018 18:46
Klink my jy het die idee. As jy die voertuig in 4x4 wil gebruik, moet jy die hubs gaan lock met die wiel spanner.
Jip nou kan ek ook om die vuur gesels

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Re: What is this doo-hickey?

Post by graham1 » 23 Apr 2018 06:52

Pieter B wrote:
22 Apr 2018 18:46
Klink my jy het die idee. As jy die voertuig in 4x4 wil gebruik, moet jy die hubs gaan lock met die wiel spanner.
:redface: :redface:
I had no idea about this! When I have done trails I just sommer selected 4L, hear the small click that the wheels have engaged and gone for it.
I never knew I needed to lock the hubs manually??

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