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Stuck in 4w low how can I disengage

According to ford forums. this problem is the actuator motor, which needs to be replaced. please contact the dealer. Good-Day!

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bad connection on starter blown fuse or relay. if none of this fixes it it is a bad starter

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What dose the actator do

A mechanism that furnishes the force required to displace a control surface or other control element. mili() Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.

a device responsible for actuating a mechanical device, such as one connected to a computer by a sensor link.

If the actuateor of which you are inquiring is the 4WD actuator it is a solidoide that is electronicly controlled to enguage the front axle lock outs.

Oct 18, 2011 | 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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'Hokay, so now my lovable '99 Jimmy which was having breathing troubles, is now having 4WD trouble. And I think it's just the switch on the dash board; when the truck starts up, the light in 2HI doesn't...

The transfer case is computer controlled. The only way to give you a definative answer for your question is to scan your Powertrain Control Module for fault codes and perform a system check while monitoring transfer case input/output data to see if the computer is recieving the signal from the selector switch. On most GM vehicles, if there is a malfunction with ANY PART

Jan 09, 2011 | 1999 GMC Jimmy

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2002 2500 silverado - 4-wheel drive makes clicking noise some times, mainly when cornering. Now the nose went away, and no 4 wheel drive anymore. 4-wheel drive light is on, but no 4 wheel drive. Vehicle...

well typically is there is a noise when making a turn its caused by a bad cv-joint but if your having problems with the 4 wheel drive i would look at the linkage to the transfer case and make sure there is not to much play or bent or broke rods and stuff.

Dec 04, 2010 | 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

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My 2500hd s 4 wheel drive service warning is

The  actuator on the front diff or transfer case is stuck or bad. This will send a signal back and turn on the service light. In 2003 I believe the actuator is on the front differential.  

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1989 Silverado 4x4 doesn't work

fheck for a blown fuse under the dash in the 4wd slot of blown replace if not make sure you have 12 volts on the fuse and at the acuator with switch on you can take the acuator outto see if it is working.Switch on, enguage T-case this is easer with two people yoou can watch the acuator open and close with the operation of the T-case if it is opeerating correctly and the drive shaft is turning then chances are the problem may likely be in the front diff

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Problythe moter on the side of the transfer case, if it is not the actuator on the frount axel. Moter on the transfer case is about 500 for my 96 GMC sierra. It is a dealer part only. The metal box under the dash will hardly ever go out but every one all ways wants to replace it.

Feb 18, 2009 | 1995 GMC Jimmy

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