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7.3 diesel starts in park neutrel dies when put in gear

Its automatic i used the 4x4 for first time yesterday.. i unlocked the hubs and put back in two wheel truck felt weird like it was still in 4 wheel then it died and now dies as soon as i put in drive but runs like normal in park or nuetral and the differentials arent locked up because i pushed it to my house.. i think locked up torque converter please help thanks

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SOURCE: 1994 chevy 1500 $ wheel drive wont engage

your problem is probably the front axle solenoid. it is in the center of the truck on the front axle and it is really easy to change. Simply unplug the electrical connector and use a wrench to loosen it. Spin it counter clockwise until it comes out........Manual hubs i believe are not available for this truck but i think there is a aftermarket cable you can buy and install to lock the front diff in.

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SOURCE: Hello, 1986 Toyota 4X4 Truck

I've seen a similar issue on other transmissions where the shifter slips out of the slots in the shift forks, either due to shifter bushing wear or just general wear on tte trans. It can usually be remedied at least temporarily by popping the shifter top off the trans and resetting the forks all back to nuetral and then reinserting the shifter. It gets jammed when two forks are trying to engage two different gear sets.
On one of the 4x4 sites, they tell you how to replace the shifter bushings, cheap fix if you are lucky.
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Posted on Feb 24, 2009

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SOURCE: engine stalls when put into gear, idle fines in park

This is a comon problem with GM cars.Most likely cause is the torqe converter clutch lock up solenoid.

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SOURCE: 1990 toyota 4runner 4x4 wont lock in front wheels

your drive shaft thats turning is mabe broke or your automatic 4x4 lockers could be bad

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SOURCE: wont shift back from 4x4 low, to 2x2

I also have a 2002 Envoy. Shifting to and from 4wh and 4wa can be done on the fly but shifting to 4wL has to be done stoped and while in neutral. Try that. Otherwise I'm afraid its a new computer for you. Its located under the left rear seat and you need a loan for one.

Posted on Sep 18, 2009

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