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Good day all,


Another snowfall here in Vermont.. Vehicle is awesome in sonow but when you engage the Diff Lock and light comes on in dash when you move shifter to left to engage there is no real big movement like from high too low range is this normal??

Eric :dunno:
 

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Eric,
So you say the CDL comes on but you can't really shift the t/case. So you are not able to move the truck then?
Be careful when trying to move the t/case shifter so you don't bend the linkage. Work it gently, if nothing changes you will need to clean and lube the shift linkage.
Good luck,
Mike J.
 

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Assuming you are trying to shift from high lock to low lock with the transmission in neutral, yes it should move,
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It sounds like he is speaking about the center diff lock, not the hi/lo transfer case. I assume you have a 2003 or newer disco? The movement on the CDL lock doesn't have the same range as the transfer case engagement. Sounds completely normal to me. Hope this helps.
 

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Looks like he has a 95 D1 (based on his other posts), correct Eric?
 

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Ok.

When you move the stick to the left you will engage the diff lock and a light will turn on in your dash. That means that you have successfuly locked the diffs. If you push the stick forward you will be placing the TC in low. I'm sure you know that you have to do this while in Neutral and going 8 mph or less. Also, I wouldn't drive with the diffs locked on a paved road with little snow.

Hope this helps.

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The lever gets stiff, moves better with use. It should move about two inches to the side to lock or unlock but there is no detent to give a positive feel.

Exercise this lever periodically or it will seize in place.

If the light on the dash is on, you have locked the diff. There is no change of feel to how the truck drives in a straight line. It is simply going from all-wheel-drive where the front and rear driveshaft are able to rotate at different speeds and equal torque to locked together at the same rotational speed regardless of torque.
If you move it back to the right and the light goes off (eventually, when the lock is unloaded) then your lever is working properly.
 
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