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Old 12-14-2015
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Default Remco DS disconnect

Contemplating having a drive-shaft disconnect put on my 2000 Toyota Tundra. Would like to hear from those that have experience with this product. I know there are issues with the cable that comes with it. I've also read where most issues are due to keeping the disconnect mechanism lubricated and clean.

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Anyone currently using one?
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i used one for years!
I bought it used,put it in a bronco,then a suburban,then in 3 Astro vans and then sold it to a member here.
I replaced the bearing in it once,the shifter bushings a few times.
I did put a heavy duty PTO shifter cable on it.
Easy peasy.
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for sure that is a good product
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If you are having a new one installed, I think price is the biggest objection. Especially on an older vehicle you will eventually want to upgrade.
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I have one on my 2002 Chevy 2500HD Auto , 2 WD. I like it , but do wonder about possible damage to trans . You see, it is very easy to disengage the tranny , but you need to develop a touch to reengage. cost with wiring 2,200.00 . I had the tow bar .
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Al,to reengage,i would have car engien running,hand on cable,shift trans into reverse and quickly back into N.
pushing the cable in at the same time,goes right in.
If you look at the sliding part of the disconnect you will see the teeth are beveled on one side only,so when you have the drive shaft spinning in reverse it wants to engage.
try that!
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Default Have Randy,s disconnect.

Hi Folks,
Have Randy,s setup on my 69 Buick Skylark. Took a lot of fabrication, driveline mods to work. The ideal cable would be one like an aircraft throttle cable with a friction lock. Could make a lock, to fit over the exposed cable when pulled. Could cut a stiff piece of hose or plastic pipe to fit the exposed cable when towing. Kind of piece of mind, will not connect during towing.
Did do the bunge cords from the seat track to the steering wheel at 9:00 and 3:00 position, worked great.
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Al,to reengage,i would have car engien running,hand on cable,shift trans into reverse and quickly back into N.
pushing the cable in at the same time,goes right in.
If you look at the sliding part of the disconnect you will see the teeth are beveled on one side only,so when you have the drive shaft spinning in reverse it wants to engage.
try that!
thank you , I will have that opportunity Thurs so you say in reverse they line up , that is good to know , thanks again . Trans are expensive
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For over 20 years, I have used a PTO cable that a dump truck uses. Much better than the lawn mower cable that comes with the disconnect. Also I have found that Slick50 lube (found at ace hardware) is better than wd-40 for keeping the unit free from rust and the cable lubed.
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I have used one on my S-10, for 10 years. Used the original cable, but used "lubiplate" on the cable. that's the same lube used on speedometer cables(remember those?). Love it and a great theft deterrent. Check with your insurance for a discount
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