How to tell by axle only if its Locked or Unlocked?

Joined
Nov 12, 2019
Messages
12
Location
Washington
Running into a little issue - bought a 80 LC for the triple diff K294 looking into swapping on my k292. Can i tell by front and rear axle if its locked or unlocked? Don't want to find out after i spend so many hours doing it. (Donner is not running) And do i need to replace the entire axle to get it locked? Would someone have any insight?
 

TYM4FUN

SILVER Star
Joined
Aug 16, 2012
Messages
2,909
Location
USA
Running into a little issue - bought a 80 LC for the triple diff K294 looking into swapping on my k292. Can i tell by front and rear axle if its locked or unlocked? Don't want to find out after i spend so many hours doing it. (Donner is not running) And do i need to replace the entire axle to get it locked? Would someone have any insight?
Do you mean if it has lockers? Look to the passenger side of the axle/drive shaft intersections. The electric locker motor is there if so.
 
Joined
Nov 12, 2019
Messages
12
Location
Washington
Do you mean if it has lockers? Look to the passenger side of the axle/drive shaft intersections. The electric locker motor is there if so.
Yes do you have a pic how it should look? Bought the car on action vin by toyota says its locked and door sticker... but i think axle are unlocked.
 
Joined
May 5, 2014
Messages
5,744
Location
Italy
Reference this thread. Look for that dingleberry on the front of the axle... or just look for the locker switch on the dash.

 
Joined
Feb 7, 2015
Messages
863
Location
Eastern Washington
As far as if you need to replace the whole axel you don't have to but the modifications you will have to do to the non-locked axels will make you want to just swap the whole thing.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top Bottom