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Ram won't shift into 4wd.

1997 Dodge ram, 4x4, 1500, 5.9 liter, the floor shifter works well, I move into either 4 hi or 4 lo, I get no light on, and only the rear passenger tire has power. I had the transmission rebuilt and it has not worked since. Please help, the truck is stuck in the snow in the backyard!

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  • walleye_4932 Jan 03, 2009

    Thanks for the fast responce, the problem is the shop that did the repair is now longer in buisness, they closed 2 weeks after the repair, the truck does have overdrive, tranny is fine, works great, it just won't go into 4 wheel.



    Thanks

  • walleye_4932 Jan 03, 2009

    This is an automatic transmission

  • walleye_4932 Jan 03, 2009

    Yes, I have tried almost everything, it feels like the truck goes in 4 wheel when it is in nuetral, but when I put it in gear, it seems to "pop out" almost seems there is not enough vacuum there.

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    Ram won't shift into 4wd.

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I would take it back to the repair shop who repaired the tranny! your overdrive is not working , i had the same problem, good luck!!

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  • jamieoberlin Jan 03, 2009

    did you try putting the truck into neutral then 4 wheel drive? i have the sam truck but, i have overdrive , sounds like you got some gears locked up!

  • jamieoberlin Jan 03, 2009

    sorry! i will get with my machanic and give you the answer!

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Try checking the vacuum line from the transmission to the 4x4 actuator on passenger side of front axle that's what happened to my truck

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