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Old 06-22-2009, 12:18 PM   #1
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popping in drivetrain?

Aussie lockers front and rean, RC 4 in lift. I got popping noises in the drivetrain while turnin at slow speeds. Seems like an intermittent binding then pops free don't have any driveline vibes at speed. Is this the lockers cuz it seems rather violent

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Old 06-22-2009, 12:38 PM   #2
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For a rear mounted Aussie, Lockright, or EZ-Locker lunchbox locker, that is pretty normal. That's not normal for the front though so long as you're remaining in 2wd on the street. Stay completely out of 4x4 on any paved street as that will really cause problems with f/r automatic lockers. How long have you had them installed?

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The front about a month the rear less than a week, only time it sees 4wheel is on trails
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At the most, the front Aussie should only click softly during a turn when you're in 2wd. In the rear, any lunchbox locker (aside from the No-Slip) is going to exhibit some negative traits on the street whether you're in 4x2 or 4x4. Lurching and sometimes some fairly loud snaps and bags can be expected out of a rear lunchbox locker (No-Slip locker excepted) on the street even in 2wd.

I'm not sure if what you're experiencing is that or more, but what I described is why I never recommend any lunchbox locker for the rear axle with the lone exception being the No-Slip which while it's about $100 more to buy, is a much better behaved lunchbox locker when installed into the rear axle.

But the front Aussie shouldn't be making such a commotion when in 2wd, I'd take a look inside at it and see what's going on. Also, how are your front axleshaft u-joints? Could one of them coincidentally gone bad after you installed the front Aussie?
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