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post #1 of 14 Old 09-24-2017, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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Worn out Lockright locker?

Hello all! I snapped all 4 pins in my front lockright locker. Finally got it pulled out of the diff and I have a question for ya. Still need to get the broken pins out but check out the other holes. I know these ones are designed to be a bit oval but it looks like there is major ware... Guessing from when the pins broke? Do you think these are shot now and the likelihood of the pins breaking again would be increased?

I did notice the PO did not use the original thrust washers which may be the reason they broke?

Thanks, Kevin

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post #2 of 14 Old 09-24-2017, 08:42 PM
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Hope this helps.
Here is the best view I have of my 13 year old (at the time) Lock Rite.
It had seen fairly heavy use in my D30 front. Wish I had photos of the rear...this was a daily driver for 15 years and weekend warrior for the same.
Your Lock Rite is deficately heavily worn by comparison. Whether it will still work as intended, who knows? Those holes only serve to hold the springs and pins that allow it to ratchet. All the torque when it locks is carried through the teeth and cross pin.


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Kinda looks like the cam surfaces are excessively worn which probably allowed the halves to travel too far and shear the pins. Just a guess.
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post #4 of 14 Old 09-24-2017, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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Shoot! Decisions!! Put in the new pins and hope it works or spend the $ and get a new locker. Thanks for the pic and the comment on the cam.

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post #5 of 14 Old 09-24-2017, 09:43 PM
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What do the side gear teeth look like?
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post #6 of 14 Old 09-24-2017, 09:54 PM
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Maybe it's not the cam surfaces. I seem to remember that there is a running clearance spec that is critical. You mention the missing thrust washers. Maybe thats part of the problem. I had the instructions for a Lock Rite but can't locate them.
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post #7 of 14 Old 09-24-2017, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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Found a PDF on the instructions and it does call for the Thrust washers to be left on.
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post #8 of 14 Old 09-25-2017, 10:17 AM
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The oval bores look too far gone to me. It will work kinda, but it may not ever unlock with new pins. The pins keep the center sections in phase enough to not allow them to twist apart enough to ramp up on opposite sides of the center pin and putting locking pressure on the inside halves. looks like time for a new lockright and thrust washers.

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post #9 of 14 Old 10-02-2017, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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Decided to pick up a Spartan Locker and ditch the Lockright. Just finished install and pumped to try it out!

Thanks for the help all!
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post #10 of 14 Old 10-02-2017, 07:06 PM
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Whatever happened to the Aussie Locker? It was popular for a while.
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post #11 of 14 Old 10-02-2017, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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Read good things about the Spartan. Easy install and no need for the Thrust washers. The pins seem to be stronger then the Lockright and Aussie as well.
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post #12 of 14 Old 10-02-2017, 07:23 PM
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Decided to pick up a Spartan Locker and ditch the Lockright. Just finished install and pumped to try it out!

Thanks for the help all!
I run a Spartan in the front, and a lock right in the rear. I have had good luck with both, and have also see both brands blow apart on others rigs.
The Spartan does feel a little more aggressive, it banged, popped, and lurched a lot on the street when I had it in the rear. I swapped them, and the lock right behaves a lot better on the street in the rear. Can't go wrong with either one imho.
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Read good things about the Spartan. Easy install and no need for the Thrust washers. The pins seem to be stronger then the Lockright and Aussie as well.
No need for thrust washers? I guess you mean the spider pinions. The drivers/side gears still require them, though.
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post #14 of 14 Old 10-06-2017, 05:57 AM
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can this be moved to the general jeep tech section?

more than just CJs can use lockers.
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