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how easily should the bowden cable move?
hey all, im working on fixing the center diff problem. It appears that
the actuator itself is ok, but the cable seems VERY hard to move.
I have unfastened the diff actuator assembly from the rear diff and am
playing with the center diff actuator. If i pull HARD on the cable it
will lock the center diff. If the car is on, in neutral, and i pull hard
enough to lock the diff, it will stay locked with the vacuum of the car,
but it wont engage on its own...
i tried squeezing the plastic bracket that gets pushed to lock the diff
with one hand, and knowing that my grip can produce around 80lbs of force
or so, i could just barely move the cable, it required that i gripped
with both hands....
or if i pulled on the cable itself to get the whole thing to move, it
would require most of my effort of the equivelent of a "lat pull down"
excersise to actuate it.
I imagine that this would be the symptoms of a near frozen cable...
Question, is there a way to get this thing to move more easily? I really
dont want to have to buy a whole new one, i just bout about 350 dollars
worth of parts to redo the shift linkage, coolant stuff, etc etc....
anyone? would just spraying wd40 on the end get enough in there to
possibly lubricate it??
maybe at each end? I would imagine that the areas causing the most
resistance are toward each end as those are the places that get subjected
to the elements the most. So i hope, maybe, that if i were to lube those
2 places, it just might be enough...
thanks in advance
Michael Sheridan Williams
1983 UrQuattro, MC--1.8 BAR, borla, 16x7.5 OZ Mito's w/ SP8000's, K&N
1985 4000S Quattro miles, Koni Yellows/Coilover (2B), strut brace, Sport
8000 Tires, K&N