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Old October 18th, 2016, 11:49 AM
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Stuck in 4WD Diff lock

Never encountered this before... the LT-230 in one of our 110's is stuck in 4WD Diff Lock.
This is a low mileage Ashcroft reman 1.4.
Got underneath and moved the linkage with a pry bar to the inside and heard it click (out of diff lock ?), but the case stays in diff lock.
Can these things get stuck?
Am going to pull the Left floorboard and tunnel tonight for a closer inspection.
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Old October 18th, 2016, 12:04 PM
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I hope the click wasn't a part breaking.

When I had issues on one of my DI's... It helped moving the truck a few inches back and forth.
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Old October 18th, 2016, 12:19 PM
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I've had to reverse a good bit before to disengage diff lock.
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Old October 18th, 2016, 12:32 PM
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X2 on backing up. Mine can be a little persnickety that way.
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X2 on backing up. Mine can be a little persnickety that way.
especially if bound up from driving on dry pavement locked since MAR
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I had the same issue, reversed a little and it popped right out.
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Old October 18th, 2016, 02:17 PM
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If none of the above suggestions work, put the entire truck up on jack stands, start it up, put it in 2nd gear, and hold the lever to the right while the drive train is spinning. If it still won't let go, jump on and off the throttle while holding the lever towards unlock.
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Thanks muthalikkas!
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Thanks muthalikkas!
Where you able to "unstuck" the diff lock?
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The diff lock carrier might be stuck on the diff lock switch, try screwing it out a bit and see if it frees up, especially if you did not adjust it before putting into the truck.

I have rebuilt a few of these and that is usually the first problem.
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Diff lock worked perfectly for over a year, so switch is not a likely culprit, but won't completely rule it out, thanks.

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Where you able to "unstuck" the diff lock?
Not yet, will try to back it up for a while.
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