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When i shift int 4x4 the front axles do not engage

This by the way is an automatic trans

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While there are several thing you can check, one of the most common things is the front axle actuator. These are know to be problematic when it is very cold outside. The actuator is screwed it the front axle housing and has two wires running into it. You can check to see if it working by unscrewing the actuator then, WITHOUT the truck running, put the truck in 4 high and the turn the key to the hot position. The plunger insinde the actuator should extend. If not it is bad. If it does extend and you would like to dive deeper into this problem, email me at gmiller442@yahoo.com

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