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Powertrax Locker...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TXsizeK5, Jun 26, 2002.

  1. TXsizeK5

    TXsizeK5 1/2 ton status

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    Today, I went and bassically used my locker hard-core for the first time. I was playing in the sand etc. And did ALOT of forward-reverse rocking in 2wd when i would get stuck, etc. Anyway now on the street my locker seems to click alot more! Anyone know if i could have broken something? Is it normal? What could be wrong? etc? Thanks! /forums/images/icons/confused.gif
     
  2. 79Beast

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    I assume you are talking about a Lockright in your rear 10 bolt. I think that you basically "broke it in". I have a lockright in my D60 front and I broke a hub without hurting it. It's always best to pull the diff cover and inspect it if there is any doubt, but if it is still funtioning correctly, you should be just fine.
     
  3. TXsizeK5

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    Do you know what i would be looking for if I did pull off the cover to inspect it?
     
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    You would look for anything that does not look exactly like what it looked like when you (?) installed it. This included broken/sheared teeth, cracks anywhere, or a broken cross pin. If there is ANY metal in the gear dope, it's a cause for alarm.
     
  5. BillyBob

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    I had a lock right in my 12 bolt in my 87, and the thing clicked really loud. always worked though, till the day the truck died. If you don't hear any grinding, and the diff isn't locking up, I doubt there's anything wrong.
     
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    Mine clicks a lot going around corners. If it wasn't clicking I would start worrying. As long as it doesn't make noise when going in a straight line it should be ok.
    If I run 140 wt gear oil in the summer it is quieter.
     
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    You basically wore it in, my detroit locker is a little louder than my buddies powertrax. As long as the fluid is changed it should be good for the life of the truck. If you are worried just check for metal shavings in the fluid, a few should be okay, if you find chunks then you have a problem.
     
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    Coming out of a corner going straight it will click somtiems once sometimes periodically like 3 times... and the clicks - some are quiet some are loud and some jerk... is all that normal? LOl thanks
     
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    Sounds like a locker to me, to reduce the bangs and noise just cruise through the corners with light throttle, the more torque applied the harder these things lock and the louder the bangs and strange driving traits.
     
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    might want to check tire pressure. if they are different the tires will be different sizes, so they will be different riad.
     

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