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Rear diff locker out, advice please

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by SwampDonkey62, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. Dec 22, 2015 at 5:01 AM
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    I have Diff lockers in my '99 Limited. V6. And well they're out unfortunately. Not real sure what happened, worked fine last winter but now when I hoot engage all they do is flash any ideas? Maybe it's just the switch? Thanks for any and all help!
     
  2. Dec 22, 2015 at 7:46 AM
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    if you need a motor, let me know, i can get one for you from work at a reasonable price
     
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  4. Dec 24, 2015 at 5:34 AM
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    Wow thx man! I sure will let ya know, prolly be after the holidays as it doesn't affect driving!
     
  5. Dec 29, 2015 at 9:09 AM
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    no problem, that goes for any part, we process a good amount of 4runners at work so we have tons of OEM parts for them
     
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  6. Dec 29, 2015 at 12:53 PM
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    Is replacing the diff motor a hard install or remove? Never had an doings with one.
     
  7. Dec 29, 2015 at 12:56 PM
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    No its Pretty Easy, it can be done while still on the vehicle, the trick is to make sure the Elocker is in the OFF position (Diss Engaged) and then just simply remove the 2 nuts and 1 bolt that attache the motor to the carrier itself and it comes right off.
     
  8. Dec 31, 2015 at 6:40 AM
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    You know what parts are gold that most people forget on the 4Runners if you keep them on the shelf. The four sensors/ actuators that control the 4x4 system on the multi modes. I called Toyota for them and they want like 140 each and you cant return them. One on front the back and two on the trans. case.

    Blue
     
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    Do you have to have it in 4Low to engage the E-locker? I tried engaging my elocker while in 2wd and it wouldn't go in. Threw it into 4x4 and then tried to re-engage it and it finally went in
     
  10. Feb 12, 2016 at 5:38 AM
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    Yes I've tried all 4x4 options. The Diff lock light just continually blinks, haven't gotten around to replace it yet. My 4x4 works like it should in all options. I'm not even really sure how to check if the diff motor is bad. From what I've seen its a fairly pricey part. Hate to buy one and it not fix the problem. I reckon I'll have to run it by the Toyota dealer, but I don't really trust dealers around here.
     
  11. Feb 12, 2016 at 5:40 AM
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    I think I'll check the part price with calminitruck if it turns out to be the motor. Just wish I knew how to check one.
     
  12. Feb 12, 2016 at 6:09 AM
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    Gen on T4R in the 3rd Gen section. Post this up and look for the "Derk"

    He is really knowledgeable and has a way of explaining things to make stuff easy as hell.

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    You the man!
     

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