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91 Landcruiser II Center Differential Lock


 
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ezgrand
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2004 1:06    Post subject: 91 Landcruiser II Center Differential Lock Reply with quote

Greetings to everyone. This vehicle has a center differential lock indicator
lamp on the tachometer side of the instrument panel, but it does not have a center differential lock switch on the dashboard. I would like to know if this model automatically locks the center differential on L4 or if the importer just forgot to reinstall the switch. I know that some earlier LCs automatically locks the center differential when switched to L4 while other models actually have a switch on the dash. How can I approach the problem? Locking the center diff is very important to me specially on tough mountain climbs. Thanks
91 Landcruiser II( Prado SX5) QLJ78PET
2LTE engine
Part time 4wd
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2004 22:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think all the LC2s had the traditional part time 4wd set-up: ie- normal drive is to rear wheels only, H4 and L4 only recommended for icy roads/mud/loose surfaces because there is no centre diff - effectively front and rear axles are locked together as soon as you engage 4wd. Certainly this is the case on my 94 LC2, same as Series Land Rovers, Patrols, Terranos, Suzukis etc. (So don't be tempted to use 4wd on dry roads or you'll get transmission wind-up and possibly a broken uj or diff.) I'd like to know why you have a centre difflock indicator!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2004 10:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your reply, John. Here's a picture of the center diff lock indicator.
On the contrary, the LC2(my model at least), does have a center differential. I can tell because on H4 or L4 I don't feel the unmistakble hardness of steering--specially while turning on paved roads. This vehicle was Toyota's first foray into "soft roaders"--giving a choice between 4wd on rough or paved roads e.g slippery roads) by giving it a center differential. If I could only activate the lock!


Here's an image of the switch available on 91-93 80 series LCs:
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2004 9:36    Post subject: Centre Diff Lock Reply with quote

Now I'm jealous. I want one. I wonder what sort of transfer box/viscous coupling you have? I guess that they didn't put that on the British ones. Damn!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2004 14:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

EZGRAND - Hi

I understand from Toyota - that if you have ABS on the vehicle ( though on a '91 this wasn't standard) - or its a later auto box model.... then you don't have the centre diff lock switch ( its blanked off on mine ). Naturally it will activate in Low ration - and you should still have the FF/FR turn lock switch on the dash OK ....

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