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jskinn27 06-23-2010 07:01 PM

rear end
ive got a detroit locker in the rear end, sometimes ill be driving, ill turn and ill hear a sound (kinda like running over a soda can) and ill feel my rear end like snag/click and jerk a little bit. i was wondering if this is my locker or is it some other problem?

also its a 97 tj sport 4.0 5 speed

lancetkenyon 06-23-2010 07:14 PM

Sounds normal to me. Auto lockers definately have quirks. Pop, bang, boom, click, lurch, jump, sway.....all normal.

4Jeepn 06-23-2010 07:30 PM

100% normal, mine would sound like a cannon going off on sharp slow turns...

GroundHawg 06-23-2010 08:03 PM

Yeah that's normal. You'll really notice it pulling into parking spaces. My friend's jeep does it. Drives me crazy

EDIT: by the way, that's the locker. It's automatic, so they slip like that. The extra loot you pay on a selectable avoids that.

lancetkenyon 06-23-2010 10:01 PM

Or SAVE a bunch of money and stick in a spool.

Pros: No quirks, no noise, always 100% traction, never wears out, nearly bulletproof.
Cons: Increaded turning radius, tire scrub, increased tire wear, not great in icy conditions.

I had an auto locker in the rear of my DD for a couple years. WHn it broke, I was low on funds and dropped in a spool instead. I liked it MUCH better on and off the road. That is just my opinion though.

jskinn27 06-24-2010 12:00 PM

Thank you guys a lot. I thought it was normal, but I wasn't positive

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