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Re: manual transfer case

Postby BlackZ71Silverado » Feb 10 2013, 8:39pm

hoogiebear wrote:Hey if you find a way to do it I would say go with it I hate the electric you switch it over and it doesn't always go in then you get stuck and you look like you have no idea what your doing with manual when you shift it into 4x4 it's IN!



Doesn't matter what type of shift it is the 4x4 system still works the same. Sometimes you need to move the truck forward/reverse a bit for the 4x4 to properly engage. Manual works the same way electronic does, it has no affect on the 4x4 engaging.
I have had both in different trucks and no matter which type, you had to move the truck for it to properly go into 4x4. If yo uwant a floor shifter, get yourself a Work Truck.
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Re: manual transfer case

Postby TexasZ71 [OP] » Feb 12 2013, 12:54am

Uhhhhhhhhhmmmmm ok so if they work the same....why do manual t case guys never post on here complaining their 4wd doesnt work. And there's 1,000 threads on "service 4wd on the dic" and every single one of those threads are about dudes who have an electronically controlled t case.

1. They are two completely different t cases.
2. One is electronically controlled, one is controlled by linkage from the shifter to the t case

Historically - a manual shift t case has always been more reliable than electronically shifting t cases. Less parts to fix and you dont need a masters degree in electrical engineering to diagnose or fix the problem.

With a manual t case it can either be the linkage, t case itself, or the front drive shaft. With electronically controlled it could be sensors and all kinds of other crap




So in short. No, they are not the same.
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Re: manual transfer case

Postby crewsn » Feb 12 2013, 4:57am

one of the main reasons i went with the manual transfer case was due to the fact that 2 of my buddies have had multiple problems with their "push button" transfer cases.
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Re: manual transfer case

Postby sammynomas » Feb 12 2013, 5:08am

I used to drive an old beat up 92 three quarter ton with the manual transfer shifter for a work truck and that truck was balls on reliable to put in or take out of 4x4, then my daughter bought a 1500HD with the silly ass push button transfer and it absolutely SUCKED! I kept this in mind when shopping for my current 2500HD. I told the salesman I had only a few requirements, 1)no carpet, 2)manual transfer, 3)extended cab, 4)steering wheel audio controls. Imagine my surprise when he led me over to the EC 2500HD WT that I drove off the lot a few hours later.

Guess my point is that the manual transfer is a bit of peace of mind for me. The crummy electric push button stuff in my daughters truck bit us in the butt several times (especially trying to get 4lo to dis-engage).
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Re: manual transfer case

Postby hoogiebear » Feb 12 2013, 6:21am

Yep manual is the way to go I've never had to rock my truck for it to engage either, pull the lever and all four are spinning. To put it simply they are not the same whoever thinks they are needs to look up definitions of electrical and mechanical completely different systems
When some people are "doing work" and such they say "ballin" us truck drivers on the other hand say "HAAAAUUUULLLLLIN!"
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Re: manual transfer case

Postby steved » Feb 12 2013, 3:20pm

While the tcase can be manual, the front axle is actuated electronically if I remember correctly?

My 2500 WT has the manual tcase, that was one of my prerequisites also. My reasoning was because the Dodges (talking of the 2500/3500 variety) default to neutral if the actuator fails, leaving you stranded. And although I didn't know if the GM variety did the same; I wasn't going to have the opportunity to find out.
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Re: manual transfer case

Postby star_deceiver » Feb 13 2013, 8:03am

Stop, Neutral, Clunk, 1st, climb.

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