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Old May 6th, 2009, 10:35 PM
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Dana Hammersley
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Center Diff Locked will not Unlock!

My center Diff will not unlock. the linkage is tight {meaning no slop}the shifter moves fine left and right, light goes on and off but when turning on hard surfaces the tires push and scuff more than normal. When backing and turning there is a small clunk and resistance. Also tried the thing where you jack up one of the front tire and try to rotate it. and it will not rotate withthe diff lock not locked. Any suggestions on how to unload unwind or what ever you do to release them?
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Old May 6th, 2009, 11:31 PM
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Daniel Marcello
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no idea how to release it but if you are stuck driving it on the road I would say to take one of your driveshafs off for now.
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Old May 7th, 2009, 03:16 AM
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Michael Bruzga
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Try this:
Get on a flat straight road, put your truck in reverse, go back slowly without hitting the brake put the gear in neutral and then try to put it in Hi while its still rolling back. It has worked for me a couple of times.

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