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Old 03-30-2013, 08:07 AM   #1
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Tj lockers wont disengage

Ok guys I'm looking for advice, took my 06 rubicon offroading and the first time I used my lockers they worked perfect until I turned them off, my rear stayed engaged. I've unplugged everything, they won't drop back in. Any help if you or someone you know had this problem.

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Are they elec or air?

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Are they elec or air?
Assuming their stock. Air....
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Stock air
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How is the fluid level in the rear?
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How is the fluid level in the rear?
How do you check that?
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Don't rail me if this is too simple but.... Did you pull up on the switch to shut off the lockers? The first time I took my 03 Rubi out and used the lockers, I didn't realize that to turn off the lockers, you have to pull up on the switch. I thought I would just keep pressing down on the switch and they would go off but after swallowing my pride and asking my dad, pulled up on the switch and bingo.

The other thing I have heard of is screwing the drain plug in the cover in too deep and that will cause that problem. Maybe the cover got dented so it won't allow release?
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Don't rail me if this is too simple but.... Did you pull up on the switch to shut off the lockers? The first time I took my 03 Rubi out and used the lockers, I didn't realize that to turn off the lockers, you have to pull up on the switch. I thought I would just keep pressing down on the switch and they would go off but after swallowing my pride and asking my dad, pulled up on the switch and bingo.

The other thing I have heard of is screwing the drain plug in the cover in too deep and that will cause that problem. Maybe the cover got dented so it won't allow release?
Yeah I turned them off, when they were off the rear light still blinked until finally it went out but it's still locked, if I press it down the light isn't continuous anymore it just blinks
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Yeah I turned them off, when they were off the rear light still blinked until finally it went out but it's still locked, if I press it down the light isn't continuous anymore it just blinks
Normally that means they are stuck or generally having problems engaging or disengaging. On flat ground, remove the fill plug from the rear differential cover. The oil level should be up to that hole and should be a dark brown or black color and not milky or foamy.
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It was the diff fill plug, thanks guys

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