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Gov a Loc

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jimmyjack, Feb 19, 2002.

  1. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack 1/2 ton status

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    Will a govaloc act like a locker when the tires are off the ground or will it act like an open carrier? I guess I'm asking will both wheels spin in the same direction if the cam isnt flipped?

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    I *can* let one tire spin, though theoretically, once it does, the mechanism should lock them together.

    If you are wheelin that extreme (tires off ground) then your Gov-Loc is probably not going to last very long.

    Over 600 posts and still a "pavment pounder"...
     
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    Or are you asking like if you have both tires on jack stands?

    In this case, a Gov-Loc in good condition will make both tires turn the same direction because the clutch packs are very tight. If it is worn out, the tires might turn in opposite directions since the Gov does use a spider/side gear arrangement like an open carrier.

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    Yeh, Im asking if its up on stands, spinning by hand. My friend has a blazer that acts like an open carrier when wheeling( once he spins a tire for a bit he digs in with two tires it seems) but leaves two distinct trcks in the dirt. We havent opened it up yet. We're both looking at Lock Rites. I have to change my rear carrier cos its a LSD. Im assuming his is open but Im thinking it may be a Gov a loc thats just worn out ar has no posi lube in it.

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    If his truck still has the factory options list in the glove box, it will say "Locking Differential." That is a a Gov lock. If it doesn't say that then its probably open. I would just drop the cover and find out once and for all.

    My Chevy isn't broken, its just out of gas.
     
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    Thanks guys, we figured it out. Its definately an open diff. One step closer. Now if my open carrier ever gets here I can swap my Lock Rite and be set to roll!!!!!

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    Mine will spin one tire if one is really deep in mud and the other is on a dryer surface. If you jack it up and spin one side the other spins the opposite direction.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
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    Oh man! you just threw a serious monkey wrench in here now!!! Now we hafta pull the cover!!!

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    Sorry. I don't know if there's something wrong with it or what. It seems to work fine....it's just a little loose. I figure it's a little worn out.

    It's in a 14 bolt semifloater.

    Look for the option codes in the glovebox. G80=gov loc

    Tim
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    No biggy. The covers coming off regardless. I just don't want to assume the carrier is open and then find a govaloc. We'll work it out!

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    I bought my '90 with under 50,000 miles on it and the Gov-Lock never really did work very well. With one tire in about 3-4" of sloppy mud and the other on dry dirt, only the tire in the mud would spin. The same when taking off on wet asphalt while turning, only one tire would ever spin. Needless to say I was never too impressed with the Gov-Lock and was happy to replace it when it finally grenaded. However, after trying out other brands of factory installed limited slips, they usually are not any better.
     
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    the carrier is on the way man, sorry for my delay in shipping. Midterms have seriously screwed me up...I havent even seen my gf for 2 weeks...and if there was no time for frolicking, there certainly wasnt time to run to the PO! ;)

    anyway, you oughta get it in a couple o days.

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    Is there a way to adjust Gov-Locs? I replaced mine with another and it doesn't perform as well.

    " IT AINT DEEP !! " -common phrase from that guy who doesn't drive to the local mudhole.
     
  14. I have a Gov Loc in my 14FF and I really like it. I have beat it pretty hard and it still works really good. Say I am going up a hill in 2WD one tire will spin like 2 turns then a "clunk" and they are both locked. Once it's locked mine stays locked for as long as I am on dirt usually then once I go on to street it will chirp the tires a little turning or something. Then once I start driving on street it will unlock. My question is if I do ever gernade it where do I get another carrier so I can put a locker in?

    TRUCK: 1980 Chevy K20, 14bFF, 10b F, 350, TH400, NP205, 4" Lift, ORD 1" Body Lift, 35 BFG M/T's. Heddmen Hedders, Autometer Tach.
     
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    could worn out factory gov-lock be causing driveline "clink"?
     
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    Why insist on counting when the ring gear has the tooth counts stamped in?
     
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    I never went off roading with my 10 bolt in back, so I can't comment on the 10 bolt gov loc. My 14 bolt SF one works fine though.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     

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