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how do you know when they are shot?? just doesn't throw down the power to both tires like it should? or do they do something else that lets you know??

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how do you know when they are shot?? just doesn't throw down the power to both tires like it should? or do they do something else that lets you know??

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VARI-LOKY TEST
PRIMING
(1) Park the vehicle on a level surface or raise
vehicle on hoist so that the vehicle is level.
(2) Remove the axle fill plug.
(3) Verify that the axle fluid level is correct. The
fluid level is correct if the fluid is level with the bottom
of the fill hole.
(4) Shift the transfer case into the 4WD full-time
position.
(5) Drive the vehicle in a tight circle for 2 minutes
at 5mph to fully prime the pump.
TEST PROCEDURE
(1) Block the tires opposite the axle to be tested to
prevent the vehicle from moving.
(2) Shift the transfer case into the 4WD Low position
and the transmission into the Park position.
(3) Raise both the wheels of the axle to be tested
off of the ground.
(4) Rotate the left wheel by hand at a minimum of
one revolution per second while an assistant rotates
the right wheel in the opposite direction.
(5) The left wheel should spin freely at first and
then increase in resistance within 5 revolutions until
the wheels cannot be continuously rotated in opposite
directions.
(6) The Vari-loky differential has engaged properly
if the wheels cannot be rotated in opposite directions
for a moment. After the wheels stop rotating for
a moment, the fluid pressure will drop in the differential
and the wheels begin to rotate once again.
(7) If the system does not operate properly, replace
the Vari-loky differential.
 

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You need a whole new vari-lok carrier assembly.

btw I have some good used ones for sale!
FWIW, a brand new unit is $1250 from the dealer, so to the OP I would consider this offer :)
 

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LOL No chit! I payed $600 for my one ton because the dealer and Driveline service both quoted that. I will have it installed and locked with 5.13's for less:thumbsup:

I'd take Quad up too:2thumbsup:
 

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The rear Vari-Lok diff is part # 5019867AA.

List price is $851. With discount, it would be around $550. For that price, I would go with a used part.

I also have a used one if you're interested.
 

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The rear Vari-Lok diff is part # 5019867AA.

List price is $851. With discount, it would be around $550. For that price, I would go with a used part.

I also have a used one if you're interested.
That's gotta be wholesale or dealers price, not the customer price, when mine went bad the dealer quoted me $1250. Then again that dealer is a crook :laugh:
 

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Wow, I'm glad I didn't see that back when I needed one, it might have made me just fix my old D44a instead, the $1250 made it much easier to just upgrade to the D44s. :2thumbsup:
 
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