I have a 2001 s10 and cannot get the 4x4 to work. ive set it up on jack stands and put in drive and locked the 4x4. the only part that works is the transfer case and the only thing that happens is it spins the drive shaft, im not sure if the diff is messed up or is it in the hubs, but some good advice on what to check would be great
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Re: 4x4 on a 2001 s10
When the transfer case shifts into 4wd it activates a vaccum switch on the transfer case which sends vaccum to the accuator for the front axle. the accuator pulls a cable that locks in the axle. the switch on the transfer case is a well known problem. check for vaccum in and out of this switch in 4wd. if you have vaccum out then check the accuator under the battery. If the vaccum switch on the transfer case is bad you can find one at most parts store in the HELP section #49315. please rate if this helps
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Is it related to road speed or engine speed, road related suspect the CV joint. jack the front off the ground and place on chassis stands, then start you engine. put it in gear and the clicking will go mad, find out which one it is. VERY IMPORTANT apply your brakes until your wheels stop completely before returning to park, not doing this will damage the park locking device, if it is relative to engine speed check for a crack in the exhaust manifold
If rear end is up in the air only. And it turns. Then know its not in four wheel drive. If u put the rear end up on jacks and leave the front end on the ground and then put it in four wheel drive its going to pull the truck off the jacks Danger. Does the truck try to come of of the jacks. If yes then its in four wheel drive. Should also be a lite on the dash. Saying 4 wd
Warn Hubs Installation A truck or SUV with a four-wheel drive suspension uses locking hubs on the front wheels to engage or disengage the front axle shafts from the hubs. This way, you can drive the truck normally with just rear-wheel drive, or engage four-wheel drive mode when you want to drive off-road. These hubs can wear out, and one improvement is to install a set of Warn hubs. Installing a set of Warn hubs takes about an hour. 1.Park the truck and put on the parking brake. Lift the front of the truck with the jack and put the jack stands under the front axle. Take off the front wheels with the tire iron and put them to the side. 2.Disengage the locking hubs using your hands by turning the knob on the hubs. Remove the snap rings holding the hub locks in place with the snap-ring pliers. Pull the hub off the axle. 3.Install the lock ring wheel from the Warn hub kit in the axle with the factory snap ring and the snap-ring pliers. 4.Make sure the Warn locking cap dial is turned to the "Free' position. Install the locking cap onto the lock ring wheel and hub body with a hex-head key. Reinstall the front wheels with the tire iron and lower the vehicle off the jack stands with the jack. Thank you for using FixYa. Hope this will help your problem and don't forget to rate me.thanks, Reymond
To check lift all 4 wheels off the ground on jack stands so its safe to run,start car put in drive and observe which wheels are spinning,if the car has a diff lock button,press it .It should lock all 4 wheels .Even try that while driving you will feel a difference in the way it drives,tyres may squeal whrn turning on concrete,hard surfaces etc;as the diffs are locked,thats the way to check it
safely raise & support vehicle, lock down flywheel, remove wheel, get a really big breaker bar 1/2 inch drive. a long extension . the apropriate 6-point socket & a jack for all these tools. assemble the socket/extension/breaker bar, set onto the bolt on the crankshaft, support the extension close to the head of the breaker bar with the extra jack stand & use this extra leverage to break the bolt loose by pushing down towards the ground on the breaker bar using the jack stand as a fulcrum. You MUST lock down the flywheel with the right tools for this operation to work. Do disable all electrical before you start this operation to avoid injury from accidental starting of the vehicle.
Test it by setting the rear end up just barely off the ground with some jack stands and setting the hubs to lock (if they are manual). Put it in 4 wheel and try to drive away. If the vehicle does not move then very carefully have a helper check and see if the front drive axles are spinning while it is in 4 wheel and in gear while running. Spinning axles... hubs are at issue No spinning axles... Transfer case issue.