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I press the button but truck won't shift into 4WD

I went into 4WD with a hard shift. It went into 4WD when I shifted out it would not work again.

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That sounds like a serious problem with the guts inside of the transfer case. Or it could be as simple as the shifter motor not working correctly. Take the motor off and see if it turns correctly when you press the buttons. Also, leave a comment telling what the lights say.

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