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4x4 on a 2001 s10

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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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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