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    Air locker help please...

    The air locker wont engage. I turned the rear tires by hand in the video showing an open diff.

    I also removed the air line from the diff in the video showing good air flow.

    Any ideas?

    https://youtu.be/do3-dw3NDgE

    Thanks for any help.

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    Sounds like you have an air leak inside the axle. Could be the fittings/line going from the housing to the locker or maybe the locker itself.

    I would take the cover off and have a look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaner View Post
    Sounds like you have an air leak inside the axle. Could be the fittings/line going from the housing to the locker or maybe the locker itself.

    I would take the cover off and have a look.
    Yep, this ^

    Pull the cover and look. You may want to make sure the bulkhead fitting on the pumpkin is tight first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaner View Post
    Sounds like you have an air leak inside the axle. Could be the fittings/line going from the housing to the locker or maybe the locker itself.

    I would take the cover off and have a look.
    Quote Originally Posted by WJCO View Post
    Yep, this ^

    Pull the cover and look. You may want to make sure the bulkhead fitting on the pumpkin is tight first.
    It’s an OX, there is no internal air. It’s most likely a puncture line somewhere between the solenoid and the diff cover.


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    Not that I'm an expert on OX lockers, but that constant cycling of the compressor is a dead giveaway that there's a leak somewhere, especially as it runs constantly when he disconnects the line from the cover. If he would have held his finger over the hose and it did the same cycling that would confirm it.

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    If the compressor is cycling on and off there is definitely a leak somewhere. I had that with my ARBs in 2 different spots. The bulkhead on the front diff and a connection between by compressor line and the HD line coming out of my rear diff.
    In my case I was able to lay under the jeep and hear the hissing when the compressor would cycle off. If not use some soapy water and it should bubble up wherever the leak is. Hopefully you can identify it, I was frustrated for a while until I found my 2

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    Also check for leaks at the manifold and compressor. If the seals blow on the piston, air will bypass out at that location


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    Quote Originally Posted by Exodus Jeeps View Post
    It’s an OX, there is no internal air. It’s most likely a puncture line somewhere between the solenoid and the diff cover.


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    Right on the money Bubba!

    Found the line puncture. Inside the frame rail where the driverside transmission bolt threads in. Must have snagged it while flexing at Hidden Falls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TxCoastie View Post
    The air locker wont engage. I turned the rear tires by hand in the video showing an open diff.

    I also removed the air line from the diff in the video showing good air flow.

    Any ideas?

    https://youtu.be/do3-dw3NDgE

    Thanks for any help.

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    What switch system is that?


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    Quote Originally Posted by RockinAZJK View Post
    What switch system is that?


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