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4 wheel wont work have 3 vac line gone on pas side where do they go 85 dodge ramcharger auto

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Check vac controller on front axle these have a rotting problem on older trucks replace if rotted and check vac to controller this is a common problem on these trucks good luck p.s. this is what engages front axles for four wheel drive.

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The lines connect to the toggle switch, and run down to the transfer case.

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