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I have 1997 gmc jimmy sl5 it will not shift out of 4 hi

It is stuck in four high will not shift into 2 wheel trys to shift into 4 lo but wont go

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I believe that this vehicle has a vacuum controlled solenoid on th edrivers side of the transfer case. This solenoid could have lost vacuum by having a broken vacuum hose or the solenoid itself is bad. To test remove the vacuum line and see if the line has vacuum going to it when running. If so replace the solenoid. If the vehicle has a electronic dash control to engage the 4 wheel drive the switch has been known to go bad. The best way to test is to see if there is voltage at the switch and to see if the voltage changes when the switch is activated. If there is no change in voltage when activated the switch is bad.

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Sounds like you have an issue with the motor on the transfer case. these do go bad quite often

Posted on May 21, 2009

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