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I had my viking out in the mud the other day and had to put it in 4x4 with the diff lock. When i accelerated a lot to get unstuck the motor started cutting in and out. almost like a rev limiter. but i wasn't even accelerating that hard. Anyone else have this issue?
 

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welcome to the forum.
haven't come across any owners that reported it, i could have missed out on that.
any pictures of your viking in action?
 

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no i was in the woods running dogs didn't really have a chance to take some pics. it. next time i get it stuck i will take some pics and video.
 

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This will happen when the diff lock is not fully engaged. The red light on your dash will flash until it is fully engaged.
 

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I guess mine never fully engages then. It will go back to the dealer because it does it every time. Didn't see that in the manual. I will peek at that. Maybe with the tracks off it will stop. Hummmmm

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Same experience here. I treat the diff lock the same as I do four wheel low in my suburban. I stop and put in neutral, turn to diff lock, and then try turning wheels/moving forward and backward slightly. Engages everytime that way. It certainly is not a shift-on-the-fly operation!!! But holy cow, it would flat plow the snow in diff lock.
 
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While were on the topic. Put mine in diff lock to climb a snow hill, made a bit of a knock at the top as if something was gonna snap. My advice is to only use diff lock at low to medium revs


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It definitely cuts out, even when fully engaged in diff lock.. happened to me to..
 

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I've had mine in diff loc and it didn't either


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Mine bounces of the rev limiter when ever diff lock is engaged, no matter what the cond. are..... almost useless to put it in.
 

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I drove around a bunch to day breaking trail in the snow with the diff looked an no rev limiter. At one point I was up to 35mph with it in.

Turning the wheels back and forth defiantly help get the diff lock to engage but once or twice it took a little bit more to get it to engage. Burp the throttle a couple of times and in it went.
 

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I drove around a bunch to day breaking trail in the snow with the diff looked an no rev limiter. At one point I was up to 35mph with it in.

Turning the wheels back and forth defiantly help get the diff lock to engage but once or twice it took a little bit more to get it to engage. Burp the throttle a couple of times and in it went.
Yep... Exactly my experience
 

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All u gotta do is gas it a few quick times either I. Forward or reverse to get it to lock. The steering motion never does any good for me. Tap the gas once or twice as if u were trying to hop it around and it goes I. Everytime.
 
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