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Exclamation 4wd wont engage

My truck decided to get stuck and when I went to put it in 4wd the light came on but it wouldn't lock in no matter what I did so I had to have a buddy drive 45 min to drag me out I thinks it something simple its never made any bad clunks goin in or out of 4wd is their an actuator that coulda went out or something like that. thanks mike

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Did you ever try to manually lock your hubs?

Sounds like a vac leak, or maybe the PE switch for the front hubs


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Yea I manually locked the hubs and tryed 4 low and I didn't do anything

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Has to be the actuator on the t-case then, IMO


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ill have to check it out thanks for the help

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No problem!


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if you remove the 3 bolts holding the transfer case motor to the transfer case, then grab a 9/16 wrench and turn the shaft coming out of the transfer case(one click 4hi 2 4lo) You can manually do this. Its a pain. Once you do this you should no longer be ablt to spin the front drive shaft by hand. Its engaged to the transmission now, via the chain in the case. If you do this and drive it in 4 hi, you will know that the tc is good and its the 150 dollar motor that went bad. If you cant switch it manually into 4wd(still does not work) its the transfer case bad or both.

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im hoping for the actuator but if that doesnt fix it ill check the t-case out thanks for help never thought of doing that

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