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1996 ford transfer motor will not work. 4x4 switch light will not come on. don,t know if switch or motor. please help. have checked fuses.

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You should have a relay in the circuit. Unplug the harness from the transfer motor and then see if you can hear the relay click when you flip the switch. You also can check voltage to the motor with a volt meter. If you are not familiar with this, you should have a qualified mechanic check it. If you have voltage to the motor, then the motor is more than likely bad. If not could just be the relay.

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SOURCE: 1996 S10 4x4 4x4 does not engage manual shift for transfer case

I figured I'd write a followup in case it helps somebody else.

Per @ccn7's information I did some troubleshooting and determined that the problem was the thermal linear actuator (TLA) [GM# 26013495). I ordered an aftermarket replacement (600-100) from cheaper than I could get wholesale from a parts store.

It worked except that I had to remove the electrical connector from the new unit and attach the connector from the old unit. Apparently the one I ordered is for trucks manufactured before 01-02-1996. Instead, I should have ordered the newer design (600-101) and my connector would have fit. (Or so I'm lead to believe.)

I've also discovered that you can get a replacement kit that eliminates the TLA altogether. It's more expensive and more work to install, but apparently it provides additional benefits over the standard TLA. Google Posi-lok if you're interested.

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Encoder motor located on the transfer case is usually the problem. It is the motor that shifts the transfer case.

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