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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-16-2019, 08:00 AM Thread Starter
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2WD/4WD Verification and Front Diff

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I am novice but have a simple question for you more experienced Teryx owners that do your own maintenance.

I have been trying to define the problem with my 2009 Teryx. It seems to be locked in 4WD even though theindicator shows to be in 2WD and the cable and linking are freely moving.

Question - Can the front differential be locked in and cause the same effect as the unit "driving as if it is in 4WD"??

I have jacked it up and placed on stands. With unit supposedly in 2WD, I cannot rotate one of the front wheels without the other rotating and that is with someone trying to hold the other front wheel. Should this be happening?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-16-2019, 08:18 AM
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On your 2009 the 4wd is engaged by a vacuum servo that is controlled by the electric switch on the dash. The diff. lock is just a cable connected to a lever on a eccentric which compresses a clutch pack in the front gear. If the front diff. lock is fully engaged on a non power steering vehicle, it will be VERY hard to turn. You can also just jack the front wheels up off the ground and see if they free wheel while the vehicle is in gear to check if it is 4wd.
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On your 2009 the 4wd is engaged by a vacuum servo that is controlled by the electric switch on the dash. The diff. lock is just a cable connected to a lever on a eccentric which compresses a clutch pack in the front gear. If the front diff. lock is fully engaged on a non power steering vehicle, it will be VERY hard to turn. You can also just jack the front wheels up off the ground and see if they free wheel while the vehicle is in gear to check if it is 4wd.
Scotty, thanks for the feedback.Yes, I am aware of how the @WD/$WD engages and am having that refurbished. I edited my post and have had the unit lifted off the ground. The front two wheels turn together. Theya re locked such that one will not rotate without the other one turning. The indicator and position of the 2WD/4WD lever is in the 2WD position. Does that mean the front differential is locked given that both wheels are turning even if someone tries to hold one?

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Sorry for redundant info., yes that is what should occur if the front differential is locked.
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Sorry for redundant info., yes that is what should occur if the front differential is locked.
Thanks. Even though I am a novice, I suspected this and I have a guy trying to tell me it is something related to the rear CV area.

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