Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum > Front Steering/Diff Problems

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread: Front Steering/Diff Problems Reply to Thread
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
09-25-2010 09:55 PM
Spencer1444 Good tip with the front still being locked. Apparently when I removed the defaulted actuator (or so i think it is called) out of the front diff to inspect it and then put it back in it automatically tripped the front locker. So I simply removed it and all problems fixed. Put in a temporary bolt to keep all elements out and diff fluid in. Now i'm on the hunt to find this piece of crap part and replace it. Hopefully ordering it through a local jeep dealership will be an option. Thanks for the help guys.
09-24-2010 10:24 PM
03 RUBI You might try sending Jerry Bransford a PM. He's one smart dude on Rubis and Jeeps in general.
09-24-2010 07:06 PM
rk maxxus I have not opened up a rubicon locker before so I not sure how it is locks. I have had an early model ARB do this when the spring cage wasn't locked into position correctly after a rebuild. I would have to see a manual to see what it takes to unlock the diff. My jeep drove like you say your jeep is driving with the ARB locked.
09-24-2010 04:58 PM
Spencer1444 This light has been on for months and the jeep has been operating properly with the exception of the lockers (I couldn't get the lockers to lock). Did I unintentionally lock the front diff when I unscrewed that device? And if so is there a way to manually unlock the front diff?
09-24-2010 04:49 PM
rk maxxus It sounds like the front diff is still locked
09-24-2010 04:44 PM
Front Steering/Diff Problems

Ill start off by saying that I have an '04 Rubicon. The "Front Lock" light is blinking on my dash even though the front locker is not engaged. This light stays on at all times including in 2WD and 4WD and whether my jeep is on or off. I tracked down the problem to be a broken wire going to the back-drivers side of the the front differential. There is a device that screws into the back of the differential where the wire used to connect to. Any ideas of what this is called?

Also, I now have unscrewed this device and put it right back in. Now I have severe popping noises when I turn. I have gotten the front tires off the ground and turned the wheel back and forth and the same popping does not occur off the ground as it does on the ground. It also tends to happen more as I'm turning and moving conjointly. Also when slowly moving and turning the front tires spin at different speeds. The steering will bind as I turn, pop, and then turn further.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:57 PM.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC