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My 4 wheel drive does not engage on the wheels

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Keep trying , shift vehicle in the neutral position and back again. Try driving your vehicle in high range for awhile as well. Main problem is people don't engage there 4x4 enough and parts get sticky.

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If I read this correctly ( which I might not have, bit early for me ), the front drive shaft will engage ( from the transfer case ) but the front wheels are not engaged ?

If so, sounds like either the vacuum from the IWE ( Integrated Wheel End ) is not being released, or the IWEs have had an issue with part vacuum ( damage vacuum lines ) and the IWE gear is rounded off.

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