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98 Chevy S10 4wd drive will not engage when button is pushed

When I push the 4hi or lo,,, I hear a clicking sound under the glove box in the side panel area 4wd will not engage only stays in 2wd

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  • mikes7 Feb 17, 2009

    Thanks for the tip,I'll let you know how it works out!Weather kinda rough out have to wait for tomorrow,,,,

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2009

    I have the same problem, i push my 4wd button and it just clicks and doesnt go in. i checked for vacuum at the accuator and it has none. what do you think is wrong

  • Anonymous May 14, 2009

    hay i got prety much the sme prblm . whers the transfer case control module located?

  • Marco Avila
    Marco Avila May 11, 2010

    Is this a "new to you" truck?Have you been able to do it in the past?Are you trying to changing while in neutrl or park?

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    98 Honda Accord won't start. Hear electrical clicking noise from behind the glove box area. What could be causing this?

  • Austin Burgan
    Austin Burgan Apr 27, 2014

    its all manual its got a floor shifter

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Your problem sounds like either the transfer case control module located where you hear the clicking sound, or the actuator on the transfer case itself.

try unplugging the transfer case control module and then plug it back in, try engaging 4wd again (make sure your in neutral, coasting at 1-2 mph might help as well) if it still doesn't work check the actuator itself to see if the actuator is trying to engage. if the actuator is trying to engage but doesn't, take the actuator out and check it for wear or damage. if the actuator seems fine and it responds to the buttons when pressed i'd go after the transfer case control module as the culprit. ran into that a few times on those s-10's. 3 out of 4 that i've seen were fixed with a new tccm. 1 of the 4 needed an actuator, check your local junk yard for a working tccm or actuator.

hope this helps!

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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