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Old January 9th, 2014, 09:40 PM
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95 classic lt230/borg warner

My ZF trans went bad on my 95 Classic so I grabbed a used one with an LT230 diff lock trans. I pulled the solenoid that locks the trans case but cannot get it to go into gear. Has anyone done this conversion before? There is also a whining noise in the cab, something isn't right? We hooked up the double prong wire and left the extra wire off. Is there anything that I missed? Oh when we got done it was in gear just fine, when I went to shift the transfer case that is when I lost everything. Hope this makes sense.
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Old January 9th, 2014, 09:54 PM
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My ZF trans went bad on my 95 Classic so I grabbed a used one with an LT230 diff lock trans. I pulled the solenoid that locks the trans case but cannot get it to go into gear. Has anyone done this conversion before? There is also a whining noise in the cab, something isn't right? We hooked up the double prong wire and left the extra wire off. Is there anything that I missed? Oh when we got done it was in gear just fine, when I went to shift the transfer case that is when I lost everything. Hope this makes sense.
Did you make sure you used the correct length bolts and studs? Did you crawl under and make sure the shifter lever was moving properly?
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Old January 9th, 2014, 10:20 PM
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The transmission is definitely engaging, the transfercase looks like it is engaging as well but not sure. I didn't mess with it very much, I just had my wife pic me up. I'll do some research and go back to mess with it.
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Old January 10th, 2014, 07:05 AM
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if you need some help this weekend let me know. was the swap already bolted together? did you adjust the shifter linkage, it took some adjusting to get mine to stay locked . i have found the lt230 to be louder than the bw
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Old January 10th, 2014, 10:03 AM
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i have found the lt230 to be louder than the bw
That is why they took them out of RRC's...the mall crawler mom's didn't like the noise and they figured they would never use the CDL anyway.

Got one in mine - love it...and the noise is not a factor
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shifter linkage on earlier LT230's can be a beast if the gears are warn out and the whine of the older ones are def louder than the later LT230s from the early D2s.

however, i'm pretty sure i plugged in the lock, but disabled the alarm when i swapped mine from BW to LT230. the alarm was just looped out so it wouldnt sound.
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I love an El Tee in a Rangie!

All three of my Range Rovers have been converted to El-Tee Two-Thirtys.

I even got the old school diff-lock light from an '88 for one of them...never have been able to find another.
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All three of my Range Rovers have been converted to El-Tee Two-Thirtys.

I even got the old school diff-lock light from an '88 for one of them...never have been able to find another.
Doesnt the soft dash have provisions in the cluster for the CDL light?
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Old January 16th, 2014, 03:46 PM
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Doesnt the soft dash have provisions in the cluster for the CDL light?
I believe they do so Brian should be able to dial that in...

Of course, I rock the old style dash...held together with English drywall screws.
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Old January 27th, 2014, 09:38 AM
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Ended up that the pump on the used trans went out as soon as we started the truck. Went forward then reverse then it farted out on me.
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