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by chevellemark [OP] » Mar 21 2011, 2:04am
by lzn197 » Mar 21 2011, 3:12pm
by morganw » Mar 21 2011, 7:28pm
by chevellemark [OP] » Mar 21 2011, 8:41pm
lzn197 wrote:Well if that is the case, you need to address the switch operation and the transfer case. Yes the front actuator engages the front axle but it can't be the only problem because if your transfer case was still in 2 wheel drive, it would never "drive" your front wheels unless your transfer case was engaged (power through your front driveshaft). Understand? So you can go through the trouble of removing the front actuator and do whatever but your real problem is somewhere upstream.
by chevellemark [OP] » Mar 21 2011, 9:05pm
I wouldnt heat it, there is a lot of plastic components in there. it may not come out if its engaged. I'm not sure if its exactly the same with the push button, but there should be a plug on the transfer case that runs up to the actuator. If you unhook that, the defaul position is "out" on the actuator, give it whirl.
by morganw » Mar 21 2011, 10:11pm
chevellemark wrote:My transfer case is in 2WD because it is in auto4WD right now.And the axels are locked when in auto but the transfer case isn't unless the wheels spin right?
by chevellemark [OP] » Mar 22 2011, 3:02pm
morganw wrote:chevellemark wrote:My transfer case is in 2WD because it is in auto4WD right now.And the axels are locked when in auto but the transfer case isn't unless the wheels spin right?
This is correct.
And no you cant just unplug the actuator. It needs power to unlock. You could probably hot wire it and run a lead down from the battery. Looking through my haynes manual, there is a transfer case control module located to the left of the instrument cluster behind the headlight switch. you can try unplugging that and see if the actuator lets go. the manual doesnt say anything during the removal process about being engaged or not, just says to unscrew it.
by 496Pain » Mar 29 2011, 2:12am
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