Question about 2002 Dodge Dakota Club Cab
I replaced the transfer case shift encoder motor last January and has worked fine until recently. Since the symtoms were the same 2 weeks ago, from last January, I replaced the transfer case shift motor once again and still have the same problems now llisted below.
When I shift from 2hi to 4hi it shifts fine, when I try to go from 4hi to 2 hi the transfer case makes a nasty banging sound and the whole truck really jumps/bucks when this happens while driving less than 5 mph ( I don't want to try doing this at any higher speeds). The 2hi shift indicator light blinks off and on (going back into 2 hi) while trying to complete the shift going back into 2hi from 4hi. Then the the 4 hi light will illuminate while switch is in 2hi position. I will then turn the selector back to 4hi selection and switch back to 2hi. I even had it shift into 4lo when I had the selector in the 2hi position from 4hi. Eventually it will make the shift from 4hi to 2hi after several attempts back and forth from the 4hi to 2hi switch operation, but not without alot of transfer case banging going on. I can hear the transfer case shift encoder motor making noise wanting to make the shift but it has a hard time completing this task until i perform this several times. I checked the CV joints and ball joints on the front driveshaft and they are fine,( there is no rotational or up and down play), front bearing behind flange on front of transfer case is good also. I have tried to make the shift rolling in nuetral as well as shifting into reverse and none of this helps.
Try commanding the drive ranges while in netural cycling them. This may normalize the controller that senses the position from the encoder motor assembly. There maybe a procedure for that in a service manual.
Posted on Dec 12, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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