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Electonic 4wd when you push the button to go from 2 to 4wd, it shifts in and immediately back out. Electric motor on the t-case works, and i am able to shift the t-case by hand with a small adjustable and minimal effort.

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The switch that engages the 4WD is bad. It is not opening the switch you just mentiuoned.

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