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THERE IS A SWITCH ASSEMBLE ON THE FIREWALL WITH VACUUM HOSES GOING TO IT. MAKE SURE THE VACUUM HOSES TO IT ARE GOOD..NOT LEAKING. ALSO, WHEN WAS THE TRANS FLUID / DIFF FLUID LAST CHANGED? ALSO TRY DRIVING IN REVERSE AFTER PUTTING CAR IN NEUTRAL WITH CAR RUNNING AND SWITCHING TO 2WD. SEE IF THIS WORKS.

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