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Unread 12-08-2013, 07:23 AM   #1
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front locker stuck

I've just swapped out my wheel hubs and in the process decided to clean the diff and tubes on my 2006 rubi unlimited. My buddy and I pulled the carrier out to check the seals. when I put the carrier back in I must have screwed something up because now the locker won't disengage. I don't see anything obvious, anyone have suggestions on what I could check?

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Unread 12-08-2013, 08:17 AM   #2
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Presumably you had the fill plug in the cover out. Back it out a little and you'll be fine. If you screw it in too tight it contacts the carrier and causes the locker to stay locked.
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Unread 12-08-2013, 08:22 AM   #3
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very hard to say with out the seeing part. you used a case spreader to remove it and replace it ?. the wire to the locker is fragile, used more so.
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Unread 12-08-2013, 01:21 PM   #4
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thanks to both of you for the reply. I have not removed the plug and did not use any type of spreader. To remove all I did was simply pry on the passenger side of the gear and it popped right out. one shim on each side and the bearing race. I put it back together the same way (or so I thought).

I will take some picks later today when I dive into it again.
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Unread 12-09-2013, 08:20 AM   #5
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i would put money on the locker sensor ring being on the wrong side of the actual sensor in the back of the diff. happened to me when i picked my axle up from a regear. it causes the locker ring to ride to the left causing the locker to partially engage.

might have to pull the carrier back out and verify the sensor is on the correct side when reinstalling the carrier.

to verify this is the issue use a dental mirror to try and sight the issue or partially unscrew the axle lock sensor and the axle should unlock. (reinstalling the sensor will require you to pull the carrier so dont pull it out if its not the problem)
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Any updates to this?
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Unread 12-18-2013, 06:17 AM   #7
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It turns out, it was the disengage plunger in the back of the diff. I thought I had it locked out of the way but my plastic must have slipped when I put the carrier back in the first time. I just finished putting it back together two days ago and drove it yesterday. Thanks for the responses.
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It turns out, it was the disengage plunger in the back of the diff. I thought I had it locked out of the way but my plastic must have slipped when I put the carrier back in the first time. I just finished putting it back together two days ago and drove it yesterday. Thanks for the responses.
Glad you got it fixed.
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