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Old March 28th, 2010, 07:30 PM
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LT230 Linkage rebuild kit?

Alright so here's my problem: I seem to go between high and low without any problem, but when I try to put it in lock the linkage doesn't seem to be able to go far enough. If I get under the truck and push the last part of the link in the t-case over it goes into lock just fine but it looks like the link is just moving so much in the warn out bushings that it's not translating to the necessary force at the t-case...

so I'm thinking I need to rebuild the linkage with new bushing and re-adjust it etc. Does anyone sell re-build kits? I haven't called George yet but the link at RN just goes back to the main page and Craddocks seems to have all the bits but individually by name and part number so I need to figure out each part before I can order... hoping someone has a kit instead to make things just a little easier...

any chance? has anyone done this and have experience they can share?

Nola and I currently have only visiting rights so it's harder for me to go through and figure out which piece is which to order but if there was a kit I could be ready to fix her when she finally comes to stay...
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Old March 29th, 2010, 02:22 PM
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Did one of the pins in the linkage fall halfway out?
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Old March 29th, 2010, 03:16 PM
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Did one of the pins in the linkage fall halfway out?
Everything _looked_ like it was together but it was all flexing so much in the bushing etc. that it wasn't moving the actuator enough to lock the diff...
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You may have to move the pivot out or in a couple of turns. take out the metal clip and plastic bushing then push the linkage back out of the hole and play with the pivot screw adjustment.

or your plastic bushings could be worn away. If you haven't swapped t-case or tranny recently, I would suspect it is just some worn bushings.

Red part on diagram.
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Old March 29th, 2010, 04:51 PM
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I was hoping that someone had a rebuild kit with the plastic bushings so I'd be ready to set things up as soon as Nola got here... but it sounds like I'm going to have to wait until she gets here and see how much can just be adjusted, specifically which bushings are warn, figure out their part numbers to order them...

apparently no skipping ahead in line...
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I think these are the bushings you need: http://www.roversnorth.com/store/p-3...aft-lt230.aspx

In all the diagrams I see, it seems like they only have these bushings on the High/Low lever and not the one that shifts to lock. I have found these bushings on #19 and #20 on the above diagram on my truck. They go onto the clevis pin before you hook on the retaining clip.

I would get a second opinion as you may or may not need them because I have never seen them in any diagram before, yet my truck as them.
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