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My car does not hold the road at all when icy or snow.is this due to 4 wheel drive not being engaged

I just bought the car 3 weeks ago. the tyres look very new . but the car does not grip the road at all on ice or snow

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thier is a shift fork in the front differential that engages the front axles. this is commonly broke.

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Try this before you do any repairs or sp[end any other money. Make sure that vehicle is on a flat surface. Start vehicle and Push down on brakes while holding brake put vehicle in neutral. Still holding brakes in NEUTRAL, Engage 4x4, it should work. If it doesn't get back to me. Good Luck. If I fixed ya leave me a FIX YA comment

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bad trasfer case selector motor common problem i ve a ton of these replace that motor and youll have 4 wd again ,the part is costly about $ 300.00. hope this helps.

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If this is a 2004 Heritage ( old body style ) and the transfer case is known to lock in ( check with truck jacked up, shift into 4WD and try to turn front drive shaft ), the next item to look at is the vacuum disconnect motor for the front axle. This is on the front axle, and will move when shifted into 4WD
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It is item #10, on this parts diagram
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If you do not have movement in this, check the vacuum lines with a vacuum pressure gauge, to see if vacuum is being applied ( Pink line is 2WD w/ vacuum is operation, Blue line is 4WD w/ vacuum operation ). If no vacuum at the lines, check them back to the vacuum shift solenoids
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