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post #1 of 11 Old 01-26-2003, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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4x4 POSI-LOCK!(HOME-MADE??)

HAS anybody replaced the old vacuum shifter fork on the Dana 30 with a cable-activated shifter?
What did you use and brief install comments...


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post #2 of 11 Old 01-26-2003, 04:27 PM
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I have the posi-lok and it works pretty good.If your good at fabricating it might not be too hard to make one.I think the hardest thing would be making a housing to fit on the axle,all the posi-lok does is reuse your shift fork with a cable and new housing.It was easy to install,messing with the c-clips that hold the fork on was about the hardest part,took me an hour or less to install.If you look Quadratec or J.C.Whitney's site there is a pretty good picture of one.

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Did I send you a link to a homemade version? I can't remember. Here it is for those interested.
http://www.bc4x4.com/tech/2002/d30shiftmotor/

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post #4 of 11 Old 01-27-2003, 02:12 AM
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If you have the $ definitly go with the posi-loc.
I think I saw them on sale at www.windrockoffroad.com

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post #5 of 11 Old 01-27-2003, 08:39 AM
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I highly recommend the posi-lok as well. Put one on a few months ago after many problems with the vacuum actuated system.
Took me about an hour, and wasn't too much trouble. If you're down there, I would recommend replacing the shift fork as well. Another $10-15, but it's worth it. Haven't had any 4x4 problems since. Good luck.

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Does this really work??

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Did I send you a link to a homemade version? I can't remember. Here it is for those interested.
http://www.bc4x4.com/tech/2002/d30shiftmotor/
I was going to do that to mine, but I have been told don't bother.......it doesn't work! Anyone here done it? Does it really work?
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post #7 of 11 Old 02-24-2011, 10:27 PM
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Did this conversion tonight, what a breeze (for me anyways). Used a 3/16 air fitting to mount the cable through the shifter housing, tapped it, threaded it in, fed the plastic wrapped cable in and tightened up. drilled 2 holes in the shift fork and threaded the cable through and back, cut it and bent it back against the fork (that was the hardest part IMO), zip tied the cable to the axle and threaded it through the engine bay. I already had the cable mounted in the cab for my throttle, so I just swapped the purpose of it.

The air fitting seals around the cable tightly enough as not to leak, and for me was free, but if bought would only run like $1-$2, the cable originally cost me $25, and well about an hour of my time.
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post #8 of 11 Old 02-24-2011, 10:59 PM
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this may be the oldest thread revival i have ever seen. haha.
No doubt, especially when there's a far more current actual write up.

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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/h...ite-up-595515/ here is the new thread this one should be locked its so old lol

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post #11 of 11 Old 02-26-2011, 11:45 PM
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O M G......I didn't realize that I posted 7 years later wow LOL, an update on mine......I think it broke LOL.....gonna rip off the cover sometime and check.....
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