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post #1 of 16 Old 02-20-2011, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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Rubi Air Locker issue! HELP!!

Hey guys,
I have a cut line in my stock rubi air locker, so as you can probably imagine the locker no longer engages. Does anyone know the name of this part of where I can order a replacement from? Also, it seems like a pretty easy fix...but looks can be deceiving. Has anyone ever had this issue before? thanks!






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post #2 of 16 Old 02-20-2011, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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if you cannot tell from the picture, one end of the line section goes into the housing, and the other half connects to the plastic adapter thing. I hope this helps. thanks guys!
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looks like the sensor wire to tell the dash light that the locker is infact engaged.

http://www.jeepsareus.com/p/WDAir.html

Im not 100% if this is the part you need or not but it says it goes from the air locker to the pumps.

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You will need to pull your diff to replace that switch. Your locker does probably in fact engage, your light should just keep flashing.

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You will need to pull your diff to replace that switch. Your locker does probably in fact engage, your light should just keep flashing.
do you know where i can get this part? or about what it will cost? i opened the diff last night and everything looked good. But ill open it again and see if i can tell how it connects on the inside. thanks

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I had to replace the one on my front axle after my wires broke off. Your locker will still work, but the light will not come on in your dash. I went to the parts department at my Jeep dealer and ordered a new switch. The 2003 factory service manual does not say what to torque the switch when installing. Be careful not to over tighten since this will force the air locker to stay locked all the time.
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Try junkyarding it first...you might be able to source it for next-to-nothing. I've found a few scrapped Rubi's that college kids rolled or otherwise trashed. Weird little parts like that are usually still there.

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Oh, Jeep calls it a locker indicator switch.
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You will need to pull your diff to replace that switch. Your locker does probably in fact engage, your light should just keep flashing.
this is what mine does. My front locker-light never stops blinking, but it does in fact lock and unlock as it should.


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The 2003 factory service manual does not say what to torque the switch when installing. Be careful not to over tighten since this will force the air locker to stay locked all the time.
How would over tightening the indicator switch cause the locker to stay engaged?...
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is it referring to the oil drain plug maybe? I have heard that if this is tightened to much it will interfere with the locker.


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now lets say these rubi axles were going to be installed on a non-wrangler model. would this cut indicator wire even be an issue, or would it be almost irrelevant based on the fact that the non-rubicon model does not have locker lights anyways? Do people normally install the locker lights on their jeeps when they axle swap, or do they run it without the indicator lights? I have a feeling most would run it without the indicator lights, but let me know. thanks

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also, can anyone confirm that this is the part I would need to replace the locker indicator wire?

http://www.jeepsareus.com/p/WDAir.html

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I had to replace the one on my front axle after my wires broke off. Your locker will still work, but the light will not come on in your dash. I went to the parts department at my Jeep dealer and ordered a new switch. The 2003 factory service manual does not say what to torque the switch when installing. Be careful not to over tighten since this will force the air locker to stay locked all the time.
Do you recall approximately what the part cost you, and how labor intensive the job was? Was it an easy fix or did it require removing the internals? thanks!

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also, can anyone confirm that this is the part I would need to replace the locker indicator wire?

http://www.jeepsareus.com/p/WDAir.html

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No, that is your pump wiring and air lines.

http://www.4wheelers.com/jeep-rubico...91-p-3725.html

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Do you recall approximately what the part cost you, and how labor intensive the job was? Was it an easy fix or did it require removing the internals? thanks!

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You need to pull the diff to replace the switch........

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