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1999 CHEVY Z71 4X4 STUCK IN 4X4

I have a 1999 Z71 4x4. The shifter is on the floor to shift in and out of 4x4. I recently wnet through some water after the hurricane getting back home. The next day the 4x4 light would come on and it would stay in 4x4. I tried to shift it in and out of 4x4. The light would go out briefly and then come back on. I took the cover plate of the shifter on the floor and looked to see if any microswitches could have gotten wet that would be shorting out. It is just soild linkage. When shifting in and out, I could hear the solinoid on the transfer case acuating back into 4x4. I took the plug off and the light went out and would shift back into 4x4. I cleaned the plug and the connection on the transfer case with brake cleaner. Then blew them both out with air. Problem solved right? Wrong! the same problem came back!

Is it a bad solinoid? Or could it be something else. IE a short somewhere, Bad Computer, Etc... I don't want to start troubleshooting by replaceing components yet. That can get expensive, especially when start replacing components that aren't bad. Can amyone help?

Rick

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  • clawdaddy Oct 22, 2008

    Correction... When I took the plug off the solinoid, the light would go out and NOT shift back into 4x4

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    can move the shifter but no 4x4

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I had the same problem and it ended up being short in the front axles where the actuator at or the switch on the transfer case under body where the shift lever at

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