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97 S-10, manual trans, 4WD, V6. wehn I engage

97 S-10, manual trans, 4WD, V6. wehn I engage the 4WD shifter, in motion or stopped, it hesitates to engage, then gives a loud bang then engages, then seems to disengage.(not positive about the last part)
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The gears are binding, and the vehicle is new enough the the computer can say hell no, and pop it back out. That or the mechanical portion won't hold it in place because the gears are binding. If you need 4WD, take it in to get repaired, The techs will try it out, and test it to make sure what is wrong, trust me when they are stumped, thy get 3 or 4 other techs thinking about it. They can fix it for you. A friend of mine had this issue, except in a 98 silvarado, and when he engaged his, it did the same thing. I never asked how they fixed it, but I know he went to a dealership to do it.

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It doesn't take long to learn when and how to use your truck's 4WD system. Follow these steps and you'll feel confident about engaging the system the next time you need to get out of a slippery situation.

For a conventional system, where you can select 2WD or 4WD, the instructions refer to engaging 4WD. For trucks with permanent 4WD, they refer to locking the center differential.

Time Required:
varies
Here's How:
  1. Refer to your owner's manual to find out how to engage your truck's 4WD mechanism.
  2. When driving in snow, mud, or just going off road, shift into 4WD when you get ready to leave solid ground. If you have lockable front hubs, lock them for those operations.
  3. For severe conditions, use low range if available. Before shifting into low range you must either stop or slow down to at least 3 mph to prevent grinding gears.
  4. When you return to normal conditions, shift out of 4WD or unlock the center differential. If the shifter doesn't want to move from 4WD or the differential lock stays engaged, don't panic, becaue the problem is normal and is caused by pressure on the gears.
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    • If the shifter still won't move, try backing in an "S" pattern while trying to move the shifter.
  5. If you have lockable hubs, don't forget to unlock them when you return to dry pavement.
Tips:
  1. Vehicles with permanent 4WD are set up for everyday driving, but not necessarily for maximum traction on slick surfaces. Engaging the differential lock increases the vehicle's traction capabilities.
  2. Do not operate a locked 4WD on dry, hard surfaces. Doing that could cause damage to the driveshafts, differentials or transfer case.
What You Need:
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