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    just put my locker in the front and i did everything the instructions said but it doesnt feel right driving!! in 2wd it feels engaged, wheel hopping around corners and throwing my steering wheel all over the place!! is this normal with an auto locker or what could i have done wrong? i thought it was only supposed to engage when a wheel looses traction WTF this is my dd and i want it to drive normaly on the highways. anyone else here runnin an aussie???? HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELP
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    Did you measure everything when putting it in?
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    I'd just unlock my front hubs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CJ Chet View Post
    I'd just unlock my front hubs.
    Oh dear! I forgot that those coil spring Jeeps don't have that "OLD" technology!
    Funny!

    It shouldn't act like that, if you're in 2WD. You don't have a full time T-case do ya?

    Or the linkage out of wack, so it's not going into 2 HI?

    The Aussie (when installed correctly) will only engage when powered by the driveshaft.

    I drive my CJ with the hubs locked in (winter, short hops on the road from trail to trail) with no issues at all.

    The specs have to be dead on after installation, or it won't work right.


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    I beg to differ! The Aussie is ALWAYS engaged, except when the axles are trying to differentiate. Since there is a locker and no differential it will then enlock. Hence the ratcheting sound! Since my hubs are unlocked, the front axles aren't turning, so no action either way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CJ Chet View Post
    I beg to differ! The Aussie is ALWAYS engaged, except when the axles are trying to differentiate. Since there is a locker and no differential it will then enlock. Hence the ratcheting sound! Since my hubs are unlocked, the front axles aren't turning, so no action either way.
    If it's making the 'ratcheting' sound, it's not 'locked', and allows the axles to differentiate.

    Only power from the driveshaft will 'engage' the locker, so if you're in 2WD, you should get the ratcheting sound (and be able to turn normally)

    Having it in a newer rig without lockouts, or in a CJ with the hubs locked in, the axles turning won't engage the locker, only torque from the driveshaft (while in 4WD) will engage the locker.


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    check your tire height and psi a little difference side to side will cause this
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    Quote Originally Posted by HillBillE View Post
    If it's making the 'ratcheting' sound, it's not 'locked', and allows the axles to differentiate.

    Only power from the driveshaft will 'engage' the locker, so if you're in 2WD, you should get the ratcheting sound (and be able to turn normally)

    Having it in a newer rig without lockouts, or in a CJ with the hubs locked in, the axles turning won't engage the locker, only torque from the driveshaft (while in 4WD) will engage the locker.
    After some investigation and study, I must admit that you are right.
    I bow to your superior knowledge Sir! (DAMN I hate when that happens!)
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    Did you check the spacing around the center pin?

    When I installed my easy locker, it was doing the same thing.
    I forgot to install the shims on either side of the locker halves.

    Once i did that, it worked fine in 2wd.

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