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Monday, February 15th 2016, 8:05am

Proper Procedure to engage difflock.

Hi All, please could you guys give me more info. 4x2 Fortuner with difflock, on the weekend I was playing a bit with difflock, sometimes it comes on straightaway as a steady light and sometimes it would flash, if flashing I switch it off and ride a little back or forward then switch it on. Is there a other way ?

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Monday, February 15th 2016, 9:44am

Don't know about the 4x2 but with the 4x4 press the difflock button ( must be in low range) drive either a little in reverse or forward and you will hear it click. Or if possible turn sharp to any side while driving forward.
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Monday, February 15th 2016, 9:51am

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Don't know about the 4x2 but with the 4x4 press the difflock button ( must be in low range) drive either a little in reverse or forward and you will hear it click. Or if possible turn sharp to any side while driving forward.


+1..... most difflocks engage when the gears cross or when wheels move at different speed. Yours seems 100% fine just depends on which way the gears are lining up. Quiet common on most 4x4's with difflock.

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Monday, February 15th 2016, 8:22pm

I was always under the impression that one should no be cornering whilst the difflock was on. So I am not so sure about turning sharply. With the difflock engaged the wheels are forced to turn at the same speed and if you corner the inner wheel is being forced to cover the same distance that outer wheel covers. This causes strain on the system.

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Monday, February 15th 2016, 8:42pm

Thats correct David. That is why you must never use difflock on a hard surface. If you are on a trial you can do sharp turns with difflock on because the wheel will slip on the loose ground.
Correct way for difflock to engage is...switch it on and as soon as the 1 wheel slips when you it will engage. Always remember to drive as slow as possible when you do this so that you do not put too much strain on the parts inside the differential. To disengage just switch it off and drive slow and make zig zag turns. And if neccessary reverse a bit to make it easier for the difflock motor to disengage.
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Monday, February 15th 2016, 8:46pm

Thanks.

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