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Can you help ID an Electrac?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by fireplug, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. fireplug

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    I thinking of buying a Blazer with what a guy says is a Detroit Electrac in the front D44. He tells me, "It is a posi when it is off and a locker when on" Are there any other lockers that this could be? Aside from cracking the diff open (which I guess he wouldn't be happy about) is there any way to confirm this? I assume not.

    Thanks for any help. Jason.
     
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    Take a look at the differential cover. The electratrac has a big square thing welded in that houses the solonoid (i think). I looks like this.

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    It definitely has that. Are there other companies that make an electric locker?
     
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    Yes there are a few that make them, Eaton is another, E-locker I believe.

    I checked on Pirate about the locker you are talking about, and the results at the time were pretty negative. Lots of problems with it, not sure if those are things that have been fixed, or a flawed design in general. It was enough to make me drop it from consideration.
     
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    Too bad. I was actually looking at that as a selling feature. Do you remember any specifics?
     
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    I think the main problem was that the solenoid used to operate it just wasn't able to get whatever it was moving (shift fork?) to move when you asked it to.

    Go over to Pirate and search their forums, if the name is electrac, then searching that should find you plenty of posts. These were reports from actual use, I think there may have been a post or two saying it worked no problem.
     
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    That's great, thanks I will do that? Anyone else with some first hand knowledge?
     

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