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Will not engage to 4 wheel drive - 1992 Dodge Dakota

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Check all vacuum lines closely. i had a slight very unnoticable crack in mine and it would not go in. i just broke it off and put a rubber hose in its place and it works fine

Posted on Oct 05, 2009

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I replaced the malfunctioning “thermal actuator” with the “Warn” Vacuum actuator setup, it’s been working great for about 7 years now, simple install, if I remember correctly, it was about $150.
That’s what engages the front diff into 4wd.

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

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There is a vaccuum operated switch located on the transfer case that sends vaccum to the accuator that pulls a cable that locks the front end in. Check for vac coming in and out of this switch if no vac out replace it. This switch is a very common problem. You can find them at most parts stores in the help section #49315. please rate.

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Check the Vac, seloind on the front axel

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sometimes it helps to back the truck up a little ways, for some reason it helps lock it in.

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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Put the key in the run position and turn your 4wd on and off to listen for the electronic acuator to engage and disengage. If your can hear it then it's macanical and a Quick fix. On top of the transfercase on the driver's side, your going to find three vacuume tube connected to a cauume switch that may have gone bad. There common to go bad and there not the bad of a price at the Auto Zone. Check for any cracks on the vacuume line first then get your hands dirty. Good luck and keep an extra switch in your glove box.

Posted on Apr 08, 2009

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