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I have a 1988 chevy pickup. The 4 wheel drive does not work. the transfer case is kicking in but the hubs are not. The front shaft is spinning in 4 wheel drive bu the hubs are not engaging

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  • jasonkochrp Dec 02, 2008

    My hubs are automatic. I had the boys look under it when I took it in and out of 4 wheel drive and the shaft is spinning. The hubs are not engaging. I think it is the 4 wheel drive actuator that is not working. I looked under it and the actuator is different from the part they are showing at napa. So I guess I will have to figure this one out. Thanks.

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    Its the front axles not getting power. You need to test the Front Axle Actuator, and the Front Axle Switch. They are located under the truck, cloer to the passenger side. You will see the shaft and some wires. The black plastic casing should be the Actuator, and the yllowish one is the switch. If they are different colors, the actuator has two wires while the switch has three. Wires run down from the top to the front axles. Not really hard to find, or to take off. I found out my actuator is dead. No continuity. One wire has no readin at all, preventing power from flowing

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OK If you have manual locking hubs, one could be acting up. Jack the rear wheels off the ground and block the front wheels. Be sure you have the trucks back axel supported, not just on jacks! Then, with a person in the drivers seat, put it in gear. The 'driver' will turn the steering from lock to lock, while you check [from outside the truck, not under]] for the shaft at the front wheels that is spinning. This is the prob ! Frankster016

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