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Transfer Case not locking in

I was playing in sand dunes with some friends, we were climbing small hills, on my first attempt my truck sailed up the hill, on my second and third attempt I got 3/4 of the way up and was almost stuck, would have been if it wasnt for the locking diff, so it seems as though it jumped out of 4 wheel drive. Any ideas

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You need to take it to a garage ,put it on a hoist , start it up ,put it in drive ,put it in 4x4 and see if front drive shaft spins,if it is and the front wheels are not it is most likely the plastic thing on the passenger side of the front axle. This is what locks in the front axle to the drive shaft. If the drive shaft isnt spinning then it is a problem with the transfer case.

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