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hi guys\we are in a big snow storm in Colorado, maybe 3 ft. by Thursday morning. This is my first diesel f350 long bed 4x4 2000. Is there any way to get into four wheel drive if the selector switch fails to engage and being a long bed can more weight help in the rear end for traction. thanks any suggestions will be appreciated.
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Check the 4x4 now... and lock it in BEFORE the snow and park it. I don't think you'll be going anywhere in 3 foot though! Better break out the snow mobile.

Weight will help you get traction when in 2wd but remember... it'll be harder to stop!!! Personally drive around in 2wd until you start spinning (on the plowed roads) then hit 4wd. I'd rather loose weight lol so it's easier to stop.

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Off topic: my sister is stuck in Denver, the earliest flight that she can get is late Christmas day. They closed the roads about 60 miles west of me. Must be bad out there.

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I asked for you.

I think you will be ok. I asked our two senior diesel guys today about the switch and they said they have never seen one go bad.
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the switches dont go bad...No...but ive seen shift motors fail. If it wont lock in...climb inderneath (i know its snowing...lol) and rap on the motor on the t case at a medium level...just dont dent it....while someone else is moving the knob back and forth till it engauges....

I prefer wieght.......for this reason. On an abs system...some extra bed wieght will actually help the tires hook up on a fill abs stop. With conventional brakes the "lighter is better" theory holds pretty true...but with abs...some rear bed wieght is a good thing IMO. On top of that it will help 2wd traction. i dont buy the "run it in 2*4 untill you spin" theory. If its slick, i always run it in 4*4 and dont let the added traction affect my confidence in the ability to stop. Ive had multiple situations back home (montana) when being in 4*4 saved my butt. If you cant stop in time....a lot of the time a little throttle will help your steering and allow you to avoid a bad situation if your already in 4*4.........just dont let the added traction fool you into thinking you can stop any faster
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I agree.

I have replaced several of the motors.
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Oh I forgot.

I have a good 4x4 switch in my box. I had a know it all come in and tell me he diag'd his selector switch to be bad and he told me to replace it and he didnt care what I thought. So I replaced it. It didnt fix the problem. He told me I could shove the old switch up my butt! I said thanks for the part I will never need!
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