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I haven't used my diff lock before an today I was trying to pull some trees I cut down an I had problems getting into diff lock. I had to go forward an back an it finely went in and the same going out of diff lock. The rhino I owned was not as hard to get in an out as the viking is. Is this a common thing out there on a viking or do I have something wrong with it.


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My experience between my Rhino and Viking would be similar. It always goes in but sometimes it takes longer compared to my Rhino. I am hoping with more break in time and warmer temperatures it will improve. When I get enough hours on it I will change the diff oils to synthetic that should also help. I don't believe there is problem just a delay in meshing the gear.


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I am seeing the same delay, not really concerned at this time. Temp has been 15 degrees or colder when I've been out . 1st service soon 90 miles. Dealer can check it out


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Ours does the same and so did the kodiak. Sometimes have to be patient and let it engage and sometimes it happens right away. No biggy.
 

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Try turning the front wheels left and right. Mine seems to engage much quicker doing that. Even when temps are at 0 or less.
 

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i actually find keepin the wheel straight usually works. or rocking it forward and back a bit

when my wheel is turned it wont go out of lock.
 

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I noticed a delay and seems if i put 1 foot on the brake to hold it and give it a shot of gas pedal it syncs and goes in. I only have 28miles on it hopefully it goes in easier with miles.
 

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In goes in every time, getting it out isn't automatic. I put it in reverse back up a foot and it goes right out. Twenty hours. I am taking it in for first service next week.... I will try to remember to ask.
 

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Turning the steering wheel with your foot OFF the brake works really well for me when I'm sitting still, driving i just swerve a little...when your on a slow ride just work the diff lock often and it gets much better. Mine was a huge pain when I first got it and now it goes in right away most of the time. I used it about 100 times on one trail in Moab and that fixed her right up.
 

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Try turning the front wheels left and right. Mine seems to engage much quicker doing that. Even when temps are at 0 or less.
I went out a put mine in diff lock since this is only the 2nd time I have. I turned the wheels and it went right in and out.
 
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