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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-18-2017, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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Is My Diff Lock Working?

Ok so I pulled the front servo on my 2009 700 Rhino and everything seems to be working so I tried manually sliding the shifting pin back and forth in the differential, right 2wd, middle and left seem to be the same. When I push the pin all the way to the left or middle and turn the spindle on one side the other side turns the opposite direction ... I am thinking that they should both turn in the same direction when it is in 4wd lock?? Bad differential?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-18-2017, 05:16 PM
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Yes, something is not right, when all the way to the left a little splined collar slides up into the carrier and locks the two ..... in the middle, you should feel clutch resistance.

I just had the same problem! ...... that little fork the slides the collar bends and it won't engage fully for one thing!

Front diff broken
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-18-2017, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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I think you are right - just saw a video that showed the same problem and the guy was able to bend the fork back so it would go into lock - will be checking that out tomorrow!
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-22-2017, 06:49 AM
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Did you figure it out?

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-22-2017, 07:05 AM Thread Starter
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The selector fork was bent. I was able to pry it back without removing the front differential, just removed the servo mechanism, placed a 3/8 socket extension between the sliding block and the housing and used a long screw driver to bend fork to the left ... in direction of 4whl lock. Working now ... seems like maybe a weak link in the system yet have not heard of too many having this problem - so maybe not. The only thing that I can ever remember that may have caused it, and when I noticed it was not working, was shifting on-the-fly when going through a mud hole, but then again I am not sure it ever worked prior to that, I bought it several years ago and it was a used machine. Moral of the story ... I guess ... make sure you are stopped when shifting your front differential.

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Nice! Glad you got her going. Sure saved alot of time vs pulling the entire diff. It's not something that happens often. It's definitely good practice to come to a stop or slow roll not under load to engage diff lock. I shift my 4wd on the fly but never under heavy throttle or under a load in the mud.
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After having mine apart, I like to be slow-rolling when I engage it as it didn't always move when sitting still.

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