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Old 05-19-2012, 09:40 PM   #1
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Aussie locker noise & question.PLS help.

Just got to try my locker out this week end.In 2wd & turning there is a slight click,sounds normal.However in 4wd,turning it clanks & makes a snapping noise.I know they say on there site a manual is noisier but wow.Anyone else think there Aussie is noisy?
Also I thought straight ahead both wheels will spin at the same speed.But they also state that the wheel with more traction wqill do more of the spinning.I never realised this!

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Old 05-19-2012, 10:43 PM   #2
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Even if someone has some input on the noise that would be great.Its driving me crazy.Thanks

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Old 05-20-2012, 02:49 AM   #3
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I have an Aussie in my front end (Dana 30). Yeah, that sucker makes a lot of noise!! However, I wheel with 4 other guys that have Aussies in the front, and they all say that's normal. I guess it's just something we gotta get used to.
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When I had my Jeep had a aussie in the rear axle.. every once and awhile it would chirp when I was in the gas in a turn or I'd hear a click when i was turning but off the gas. For the most part it was very quite. The few people I know that have them in the D30 when in 2wd say it's non existent noise wise. I have never talked to them about there being any noise when in 4wd.. 2 of them I have been in there Jeep when in 4wd and never heard a thing from the front..
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I wonder if those with a auto are the ones who dont mention noise.Do you guys have a manual?
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I have an Aussie in my front end (Dana 30). Yeah, that sucker makes a lot of noise!! However, I wheel with 4 other guys that have Aussies in the front, and they all say that's normal. I guess it's just something we gotta get used to.
Good to know.I might pull my cover & see If its all in tact.If anything it will help me sleep at night lol
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I wonder if those with a auto are the ones who dont mention noise.Do you guys have a manual?
My experience with the D30 aussie was in a JK and a TJ.. Both sticks

Im with ya on the thought of pulling the cover and see if something is wrong.. sounds like your getting more noise then you should ever get
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Assuming you're talking about a front-mounted Aussie. In 2wd, they wil only click when making turns on the street. But once you shift into 4Hi or 4Lo, a front Aussie will be locked up much more firmly so it will make more noise when you turn left or right. This will be very noticeable if you attempt to drive in 4Hi or 4Lo on a high traction surface like a paved road. If you're testing it out on a paved road, don't, only shift into 4x4 when you're on a low traction surface.
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I wonder if those with a auto are the ones who dont mention noise.Do you guys have a manual?
No, mine is an auto tranny.
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I took it all back apart & will call Aussie today with all my measurements.
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Gave them the measurements.The guy told me to mail it to them then they mail it to someone else.Total time 2 weeks.Unfortunately I am taking it on a trip this week end so Im getting a new center shaft,new thrust washers,rechecking measurements,reinstalling it.Running it.Done deal.

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