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post #1 of 26 Old 04-08-2014, 05:50 AM Thread Starter
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Just slide the fork over and walk away?

If you slide the fork towards the pumpkin and cap the vacuum lines can you just walk away from it and always have the shaft engaged? Since the system needs vacuum to disengage, the fork should stay engaged - right?


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post #2 of 26 Old 04-08-2014, 06:35 AM
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Slide the fork over and reinstall the e-clip so that it won't slide back, then walk away. No more getting caught in a snow storm and having to lay in the snow to do it. Ask me how I know.

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Slide the fork over and reinstall the e-clip so that it won't slide back, then walk away. No more getting caught in a snow storm and having to lay in the snow to do it. Ask me how I know.
What e-clip? I took off the cover on the 95 axle I picked up and there was no clip on either side of the donut. Just the 2 shafts, the donut ring that joins them and the fork. When we pulled the outer shaft the ring fell right out.

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There are two e-clips, one on either side of the shift fork holding it in place on the vacuum motor shaft.
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There are two e-clips, one on either side of the shift fork holding it in place on the vacuum motor shaft.
Ah, OK. I may need to crack it open again and take a second look at it. So the process would be to slide the fork towards the pumpkin, remove the e-clip from the pumpkin side of the fork and reinstall it on the passenger's side of the fork. Correct?

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These clips


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These clips

AHHHH! I see said the blind man as he picked up his hammer and saw.

So I pull the e-clip at the fork, slide the fork over and reinstall. That keeps the fork moved over and the axle shafts permanently engaged. Makes total sense.

Since my rig is not a daily driver, and I have a lunchbox locker in the front already, I see no reason to fiddle fart with the vacuum system. I'm going to slide the fork over and be done with it. No posi, no vacuum, no wondering if the system will fail down the road.

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Dont forget to slide the coller over on the shafts as well.

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Dont forget to slide the coller over on the shafts as well.
Yup. Already did that part.

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If you slide the fork towards the pumpkin and cap the vacuum lines can you just walk away from it...
I would drive away, if it were me.

Just remember you can't tow it flat with that mod.

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I would drive away, if it were me.

Just remember you can't tow it flat with that mod.
You can with a true neutral plate though.

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Your mileage may vary, (not literally !).

It may not be so simple; if you have an unbalanced front drive shaft, (like I do), you cannot just lock the fork over or you will get bad vibes at highway speed.
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You can with a true neutral plate though.
Yes. Although then this is no longer as simple as walking, or driving, away.

I just like to mention the towing thing because I tow mine a lot, so to me it is an important detail.

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Yes. Although then this is no longer as simple as walking, or driving, away.

I just like to mention the towing thing because I tow mine a lot, so to me it is an important detail.
Flat towing is not an issue for me. I have a throne for my rig to ascend when I go any decent distance.

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Yes. Although then this is no longer as simple as walking, or driving, away.

I just like to mention the towing thing because I tow mine a lot, so to me it is an important detail.
Glad you mentioned it. A lot of people read these threads and get some help. I like to cover other aspects before they break things.

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