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Unread 01-17-2006, 11:42 PM   #1
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Trac-Lok identification

In my local junkyard there is an 86 wagoneer that I belive has a factory Trac-lok rear axle. I want to know for sure if it is so i can put it in my 87 Cherokee. Can anybody tell me a good way to check without taking it apart? Also, how well do these work, would it be worth it and does it bolt right up?

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Unread 01-17-2006, 11:50 PM   #2
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Mine has a positrack and there is a sticker in the glove department, a silver warning sticker that informs the owner the car has posictrac.
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Unread 01-18-2006, 08:17 AM   #3
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You don't need to take the whole thing apart, just pull the cover and look for some little clutch disks on either side of the carrier. I wouldn't trust the stickers or tags, the carrier may not be the original.
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Unread 01-18-2006, 07:08 PM   #4
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Just turn one side of the axle and if it turns the same way on the other side its the trac lock.
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Unread 01-18-2006, 08:15 PM   #5
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Trac Loc is a limited slip differential. It works better than an open diff, but not as good as a locker. The clutches wear out, but they can be rebuilt. If you don't need a replacement for your current axle go with a Lock Right or Aussie Locker. Most, if not all, XJ axles will exchange from year to year.
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