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Hello, my name is David Cooper, I am in Haiti with Gospel to Haiti Mission. I am 5 hr NE of Port Au Prince. The differential lock on the 1998 "troopie" is not operating consistantly. The switch is working, the lights on the dash flash but no activity at the differential. I checked them two days ago and both axles "zipped" when the switch was activated. But today, no activity. I looked at a video of a hill being climbed by this vehicle two days ago and saw that the interlock was not working on either axle. That is what made me check into it. Wires seem to be intact. Dash lights operate with the switch. It seems there is an intermitent problem between the switch and where the wiring divides to the two axles because both axles are disabled by the problem. I welcome any suggestions.

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Please explain your situation slightly better. Are you saying that the vehicle is not in 4wd?
Also, when you mention the Differential Lock, I do not understand what you are expecting it to do when activated...The differential lock does not apply more "4WD", it just makes all 4 wheels turn at the same RPM...for maximum traction. I'd really like to help you, but I need more information. Please be advised that there may be an issue with you seeing my comments after you read this post. So, if you do not see anything from me, please send me a direct ask. Thanks, and please comment back.

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