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1999 Chevy 4x4 engaging

I have a 1999 5.3L V8 Chevy Z71 with an automatic push-button 4 wheel drive. Pressing the 4 Hi button or 4 Lo you can feel the unit trying to engage the 4 wheel drive but no engagement happens. The 4 Hi button also comes on like its in 4 wheel drive. I have been told that the root of the problem may be a selenoid on the transfer case or a fuse under the hood. Before I spend the money on a rebuilt transfer case what should I do in this scenario? I have done some research and haven't found any info on a selenoid thats attached to the front of the transfer case, but do find where you can replace a transfer case motor, is this the same thing? What should I do in this predicament?

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  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2008

    My '99 Silverado engaging system is intermitant- sometimes it engages and others it doesn't. Also, while in "auto", it feels as though it is always in four-wheel-drive.

  • cblarsen Feb 21, 2009

    i have a 1999 chev siverado auto track 4x4 transfer case ? does not want to go into 2 wheel drive all 4 wheel drive functions ok transfer case oil was slightly burnt changed but no difirence. shift modual or transfer case? what do you think

  • wallijig Feb 25, 2009

    My led's do not light on on 4wd control panel. I replaced panel in dash. Still same issue. Where is fuse for this? Can bad solenoid cause led's not to light up?

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    95 yukon wont engage into 4x4 stick on the floor wiil move into lo or hi but wont engage where is the transfer case actuator

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    when i push in to 4x4 manually on floor it wont engage need location of transfer case actuator

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    Light flashes but won't engage to 4 wheel drive

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Check the solenoid at the front axel. This is a rather common prob. First check that power is at the axel, got power, clean and put it back. Please do not even look at the tranfer case! At worst you may need to replace the axel solenoid! Frankster016

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