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Why does my lockright stay locked all the time?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by hunterguy86, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. hunterguy86

    hunterguy86 1/2 ton status

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    I got a 14 bolt in my k5, with a lockright. The sucker stays locked all the time, never unlocks and is always dragging tires around the corner. The axle is full with 80-90 gear oil.

    What gives here? What should I look at?
     
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    you have to be off the throttle for it to unlock, if it doesn't then, there may be something else wrong.
     
  3. hunterguy86

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    I wonder if it has to do with using a bit more throttle around corners since i have no freakin powersteering below 1000 RPM. I guess I will be able to tell after tonight because I will put a new pump on tonight after work.
     
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    Yeh mine wont unlock if I am left foot braking and right foot on the gas to keep the powersteering workin quick, when I am having to maneuver through tight places in parkin lots. Let off the gas for normal turnin and its just fine
     
  5. goldwing2000

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    Yeah, if you're powering around corners, it'll never unlock.

    Is your axle a 14bff or 14bsf?
     
  6. hunterguy86

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    Its a full floater.
     
  7. goldwing2000

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    So, just curious here, why did you get a lockright instead of a Detroit?
     
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    Well the lockright is cheaper than the detroit and they are both lunchbox lockers so I figured there is no difference in strength at all.
     
  9. goldwing2000

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    I'm sure there are plenty of people who would argue that point with you.
     
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    I think what Dustin is trying to say is that a Lock-rite for a 14 bolt is put inside an open carrier, just like the Detroit is. That's why he's referring to it as a "lunch-box" locker. I can see both sides of the argument. I will say that yes the LR is less expensive but just as effective, but nothing will beat the durability, dependability and longevity of a Detroit. Sometimes, economics calls the shots. No shame in a Lock-rite.

    Now, how about that lunch box? I'm starved!

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    the detroit reuses the stock 14 bolt carrier, right? in other third members, it replaces it, so the detroit and lockright may be closer in strength in the case of the 14 bolt than in other applications. detroit is still probably a little better, though. you get what you pay for, in many cases. that said, i've heard very good things about the lockright. lots of "it's lasted way longer than i expected" stories.
     
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    Hunter do you have an auto or manual trans? When you decelerate with a lockright with a manual trans it puts load on the diff and locks it.
     
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    I have a 700R4.

    Since correcting the powersteering issues, the locker works like it used to and is a joy to drive again.
     

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