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Old 10-16-2010, 09:48 PM   #1
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03 Rubican Stock Front lockers...

I am looking at buying a 03 Rubican this week. It will be my 3rd TJ had a SE and Sport) This will be my 1st Rubi... I was testing the lockers in low in this guys back yard. I got the back to lock and stick and you can feel the diffrence. The front would just flash but would never stay on. I didnt hear any noise and it was riding great! He is going to have it looked at monday but I dont think it is anything big... Maybe a hose leak for the air locker?>

Anyone have any idea? what could it be.

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Most likely a air hose needs checked. Could've come lose or have a small hole or crack in it. Get under it when you try to engage it and see if you hear an air leak.

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I thought you had to be rolling when the lockers are ingaged?
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I thought you had to be rolling when the lockers are ingaged?
typically what happened on my Rubi was I had to be rolling slightly to get the lockers to ENGAGE or DIS-ENGAGE and the light to stay solid.
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yep same here. i have to be rolling slightly to have the front engage.
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I thought you had to be rolling when the lockers are ingaged?
Mine will lock at complete 0 MPH what would be the point if you has to roll? If you get stuck and need to lock up how would you be able to?
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Old 10-17-2010, 11:00 AM   #8
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Mine will lock at complete 0 MPH what would be the point if you has to roll? If you get stuck and need to lock up how would you be able to?
You lock them before you get stuck. Mine needs to roll a bit before they lock. Sometimes about 30' going a couple mph before they lock. There needs to be no bind in the drivetrain for them to lock or unlock. The front is a pain to unlock while you are turning at all.
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yea that is what I thought... I cant wait till I can lock both of those and rip around! He is taking it to the shop tomorrow... We tried a bunch with a slight roll moving the jeep around and whatever... Could get the back to lock but not the front...
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Mine will lock at complete 0 MPH what would be the point if you has to roll?
Not necessarily. It can take a partial revolution of the tire for the locker to engage, front or rear. It will often take more than that for them to disengage. This is true of most selectable lockers including the ARB air locker and Ox Locker.
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as said above, as well as, do this to it. You will appreciate it more. Click link here for two switch bypass and individual locker operation hi or low range (by Ken i.e. 2nd part of article)

Rubicon Locker Bypass

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Old 10-17-2010, 05:31 PM   #12
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THANKS!!! This is a great thread!
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So you say its a Rubican, but it sounds like its a Rubicant.
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So you say its a Rubican, but it sounds like its a Rubicant.
when its actually neither, its a rubicon
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:22 PM   #15
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Not necessarily. It can take a partial revolution of the tire for the locker to engage, front or rear. It will often take more than that for them to disengage. This is true of most selectable lockers including the ARB air locker and Ox Locker.
Ohhh I never really thought of that. I guess even when your stuck you can usually still rotate the tiers haha.. All I know is mine looked at 0 haha
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The engagement dogs have to be able to slip together - or slip out.
Often when not rolling, or just rolling a little, just turning the steering wheel side to side is enough to get the dogs lined up.

Don't put a load on it until the light stays on - flashing means it's trying, but not totally engaged yet.
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I thought you had to be rolling when the lockers are ingaged?
I never said anything about making sure it engages... I just said hit the button to engage it and listen! It will still pump air if you never move...
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It will still pump air if you never move...
The Rubicon's two air compressors have a built-in internal pressure switch inside each of them and they will shut off once that air pressure is reached even if the locker has not yet engaged.
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Have you guys seen the mod for Rubicons that will let you use your lockers in 4-hi??
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Have you guys seen the mod for Rubicons that will let you use your lockers in 4-hi??
^^^^ post 11
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check this out http://www.stu-offroad.com/electrical/rubi1/rubi1-1.htm

this mod will allow a stock rubicon lockers to be turned on in 4x4-hi AND 4x4-low!
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check this out Rubi Locker Switch Bypass - 1

this mod will allow a stock rubicon lockers to be turned on in 4x4-hi AND 4x4-low!

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as said above, as well as, do this to it. You will appreciate it more. Click link here for two switch bypass and individual locker operation hi or low range (by Ken i.e. 2nd part of article)

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He meant to look @ post #11....which is the post I've quoted here...
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The Rubicon's two air compressors have a built-in internal pressure switch inside each of them and they will shut off once that air pressure is reached even if the locker has not yet engaged.
But will there not be air in the lines still?
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But will there not be air in the lines still?
Of course. The pressure present in the lines will be what engages the locker once it gets line up properly inside. The compressor shut itself off once that pressure was achieved and that pressure remains present so long as there are no leaks.
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He meant to look @ post #11....which is the post I've quoted here...
oh... i feel like a complete retard... hahha oops
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Of course. The pressure present in the lines will be what engages the locker once it gets line up properly inside. The compressor shut itself off once that pressure was achieved and that pressure remains present so long as there are no leaks.
Ok well then why are you going into something I never even brought up!! I am only saying to listen for air leaks
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So the guy who looked at it today said that he felt the locker ingage but the indicaor light didnt stop flashing... Im going to look at it tomorrow and take it to my buddy to see what the deal is.
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So the guy who looked at it today said that he felt the locker ingage but the indicaor light didnt stop flashing... Im going to look at it tomorrow and take it to my buddy to see what the deal is.
Might just be a computer problem if they are engaging?

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