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Old January 1st, 2011, 07:56 PM
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LT230 linkage problem

Here is the linkage that came with my t-case and LT77. I know there are two types out there and this is not working, I don't get enough throw to complete the shift.

Any thoughts?
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Old January 1st, 2011, 09:10 PM
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You mean, Diff lock or high & low range that you don't have enough throw?
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Old January 1st, 2011, 10:19 PM
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in your picture the flange that holds the shift lever on the pivot bolt for diff lock is 180 degrees out from how mine is mounted.

Which way isn't it shifting high low or diff lock ?
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Old January 2nd, 2011, 10:13 AM
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in your picture the flange that holds the shift lever on the pivot bolt for diff lock is 180 degrees out from how mine is mounted.

Which way isn't it shifting high low or diff lock ?
I actually have tried it both ways. I have flipped the lever on the top of the t-case around as well. If I adjust the pivot bolt in or out I can get one or the other but not both.
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Old January 2nd, 2011, 11:30 AM
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I had this problem once. Take the flange off of the little switch and use plyers to grab the switch and shift it right and left. You should feel 3 clicks if I rememeber right. Click all the way to the drivers side is unlocked, middle click is still unlocked and all the way to the passenger side is locked. Flip the flange 180 degrees like Doug said and put the switch into the middle position and hook the flange to it. Move the pivot out so that it is some what snug to the throw arm.

Now from the cab see if the diff knob switches it to unlock/lock.

When I was doing it, I was getting confused as to why there was 3 positions. I kept telling myself that the middle is neutral, but I guess it isn't and is just unlock too.
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 10:11 AM
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I had this problem once. Take the flange off of the little switch and use plyers to grab the switch and shift it right and left. You should feel 3 clicks if I rememeber right. Click all the way to the drivers side is unlocked, middle click is still unlocked and all the way to the passenger side is locked. Flip the flange 180 degrees like Doug said and put the switch into the middle position and hook the flange to it. Move the pivot out so that it is some what snug to the throw arm.

Now from the cab see if the diff knob switches it to unlock/lock.

When I was doing it, I was getting confused as to why there was 3 positions. I kept telling myself that the middle is neutral, but I guess it isn't and is just unlock too.
I think I have tried that but will continue. It is almost like if the stud on the linkage was facing back instead of forward it would be more straight up and down and work better. I just want to confirm this version of the linage is the one I should be using. I pulled this picture up and this one looks different. See how it is straight up and down.
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you have the right linkage but have it all (the part that attaches to the t-case and the upright part) backwards. You may also have a worn shifter or pivot washers.
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Old January 5th, 2011, 12:28 AM
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Yup, those little white plastic bushings might be worn out. There was a good site that had a video on the CDL locking. I will try to find it for you.
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Court is on vacation this week, not sure if he will have internet, I'm sure he will respond next week.
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I switched this around and it still does not line up. Anyone got a picture of a complete linage?
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ok, I can see that there is a difference in the placement of the center pivot. The photo I posted is a suffix L R380. I have some oddball linkage pieces floating around and may have what you need. Though it looks like if you move yours in front of the center pivot it might work?

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Old January 18th, 2011, 12:06 PM
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thats a R 380 diff lock lever, not a LT77 one which is why it doesn't fit !

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Damn, I knew we were not both crazy! My thumb is still bleeding from trying to make it work!
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Picture of what LT77 linkage looks like:
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I have a bunch of old LT 77 linkeage about
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Picture of what LT77 linkage looks like:
That is the picture I posted up on #6 thought I had the wrong one.

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That is the picture I posted up on #6 thought I had the wrong one.
You were right. Always go with your gut.
Sorry I didn't look at this thread sooner.

LT77 and automatics use that linkage. R380s use the other.
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Was hoping to get rid of some of the old style linkeage. But I have what you need as well.
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