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Having a huge problem, with all the snow we have gotten in New england, my 4 wheel drive doesnt work in my truck. I replaced the switch, that didnt work, i also took out the blue box tat controls everything, cant remember the name of it, tranmission module or something, had that tested and theres nothing wrong with it, and i also had an electronics expert guy check all the wores to see if any are broken, none were broken. So, imstuck with my truck not having 4 wheel drive and i dont know what else to do. please help me!

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  • meghan417 Jan 12, 2009

    I am not sure if my dad checked that, he is really good with cars and never gets stumped, but with this, he is completely stumped which never happens. If he has already checked that, is there anything else you suggest?

  • meghan417 Jan 12, 2009

    Thats the thing....my dad checked every possible problem that could cause it, and found nothing. Now we don't know what else to do. We know it does work though because we used a battery jump box to maunally put it in and out of 4 wheel drive. It just doesnt make sense

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Check the slave motor that engages the transfer case. Even if it's getting a signal, if it is not operating it will not go into 4wd. Other than that, you may just have a failure in the transfer case (but generally that's noisy and you did not mention noise!!)

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  • Richard Scordino Jan 12, 2009

    Not much else I can think of offhand. I have the disadvantage of not being able to go "hands - on" with the problem, in which case maybe I'd see or hear something that would give me an idea.

  • Richard Scordino Jan 12, 2009

    If all the controls are working, I would make sure that when you believe that it is engaged, all components that have to be "locked" really are! The only thing that I can think of that would cause this but remain silent is that if your transfer case uses an internal fluid coupling (sort of like a fan clutch, only bigger), it may be freewheeling.
    That would give you no 4wd without any further external symptoms.That's a shot in the dark, but I am not there!!!


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