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95 chevy K1500 is stuck in 4x4 low

The manual selector moves fine and you can hear it clicking in the front driveshaft when it moves to 4LO or 4HI position. I know the front axle lights on the drive selector used to work and now they don't light up any more. Am I looking at an electrical problem here? Or did the light quit working coincidentally? This happened on it's own, I parked it one day in 2HI and did not touch the shifter, the next day I go to drive it and I could tell it was in low gear, redlining at 35 MPH.I already adjusted the linkage and changed the transfer case fluid. I'm hoping I don't need a new T-case..
Thanks in advance for any help.

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  • Dan Todd May 11, 2010

    I had the same problem on my truck, although it is a Ford. Have you tried shifting to neutral and leaving it there a minute? That's what I did and mine shifted right back to 2HI.



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You should check the actuator......i am pretty shure that the actuator is gone.......termal actuators tend to fail......

if it happens to be the actuator gone bad...get a new one....they are like 168 bucks.......

but if you think the Transfer case is the problem....then this is what i would do. just to make shure that it is the problem.......park your truck "level surface" and put it in neutral.....and put the t case in 2WD. if the shaft is still engaged then it is the t case.....

good luck...

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