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Transfer case jammed in 4 wd high

Transfer case jammed in 4wd high

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You have wound up your diff. drive in reverse for a few km's/miles and it should pop right out of 4wd

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The 2004 Trailblazer will not go into forward gears but will reverse while in 2 WD. It will go into forward gears while in 4 WD. What's wrong?

First I would check the PowerTrain Control Module for any thrown diagnostic troubleshoot codes by using a code reader.
I am unsure if there is a separate transmission computer module for your vehicle. If there is, a code reader will be necessary.
I will assume that the "check engine light" or MIL did not illuminate or the 4wd or 2wd light flash since you did not mention it.
If the car can move forward and backward in 4wd, then it's not the transmission itself since power is transferred through the output shaft of the transmission to the transfer case.
I would think that 4-wheel drive mode is not fully disengaging-
Check the vacuum hoses for damage, crimps, or leaks
Check and test the vacuum actuator
check and test the transfer case switch
check the vacuum actuator cable for damage or defect
check and test the encoder motor actuator on the transfer case
Buy a repair book or shop manual specific to the year, make, and model of the car you are having problems with that offers descriptive troubleshoot and repair procedures with illustrations. You can purchase them as soft or hardcover books or electronic downloads. Here are a few publishers, Chilton, Haynes, Motors, etc. Do an online search or go to your local auto parts store.
Otherwise, if you are not savvy in automotive diagnostic & repair, I would highly recommend flat-bedding the vehicle to a reputable transmission repair shop that has ASE certified transmission technicians. The reason you need to place your vehicle on a flat-bed car carrier - is to avoid serious damage to the transmission.

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Error message repair 4wd

I guess you probably don't know what transfer case you have ?
Refer to
Transfer Case Description and Operation in Transfer Case - NVG 149-NP3

Transfer Case Description and Operation in Transfer Case - NVG 246-NP8

Transfer Case Description and Operation in Transfer Case - NVG 261-NP2

Transfer Case Description and Operation in Transfer Case - NVG 263-NP1

The NVG 246 EAU provides 5 modes, Auto 4WD, 4HI, 4LO, 2HI and Neutral.
The four manual mode, or range gear positions, of the NVG 261 transfer case are:
2HI - 2 wheel drive high range

4HI - 4 wheel drive high range, part-time

4LO - 4 wheel drive low range, 2.72:1 gear ratio reduction

N - Neutral, 4 wheel

The NVG 263 transfer case provides the driver with 4 manual mode/gear positions:
2HI - 2 Wheel Drive high range

4HI - 4 Wheel Drive high range

4LO - 4 Wheel Drive low range


With the info I've given you ,you should be able too now !
There is probably a code stored somewhere !
DTC B0790 DTC B2725 DTC C0300 DTC C0305 DTC C0306 DTC C0321 DTC C0327 DTC C0359 DTC C0374 DTC C0379 DTC C0550.

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Transfer case making a noise in 2wd. Noise stops when put in 4wd. Help!! Its a 2003 explorer sport trac.

The item that is in operation when in 2 WD is a spigot bearing on the shaft between the drive shaft and the output shaft into the transfer case. IT stops working when the gear connects both shafts together as in 4 WD. It was a common problem if the 4WD drive is seldom used as this bearing gets little lubrication as one shaft is spinning and the other is not

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My 2001 silverado w/69,000 miles has no light indicating 2 or 4 h


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1996 ford explorer 4wheel drive will not engage into the hubs need to know how it works

make sure your 4WD switch is working.and fuse is okay.because your 4WD is control by 4 electric shift motors in which drive a rotary cam which moves the mode fork and range fork inside the transfer case to select between 2WD HIGH A4WD - 4WD HIGH AND 4WD LOW RANGE.a shift motor sensing plate on the shift motor monitors the range in which the transfer case is operating a transmission range sensor monitors the gear position of the transmission.which must be in neutral to shift into low.a pair of solenoids one for 2WD one for 4WD.mounted on the upper right firewall route vacuum to the vacuum motor which engages and disengages the center axle disconnect collar in the front axle assembly.a 4 x 4 shift motor relay module contains two GEM controlled relays which shift the transfer case shift motor between 2WD and 4WD modes.a solid state clutch relay activates the A4WDclutch inside the transfer case.

Dec 13, 2009 | 1996 Ford Explorer

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4 wd switch service,

Replace the 4wd switch it is located on top of the transfer case.

Jul 10, 2009 | 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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4wd high range does not lite or engage

I had the same problem with my 98 sierra 4x4. Turned out that the electrical activator on the transfer case was not working. It will still go into 4 low but not 4 high. Replace the electrical switch on the transfer case and it should work again.

Dec 29, 2008 | 1998 GMC Jimmy

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4 wd low range will sometimes engage 4wd high will never engage

I had a very similar problem with my 98 gmc 2500. The 4 low would engage - though the upshifts were erratic, but no 4 high though the light sometimes came on. I changed out the electric shift solenoid or whatever it is called, on the transfer case and it worked fine after that. A fairly simple fix that can be done in 15 minutes. Hope this helps.

Dec 08, 2008 | 1998 GMC Jimmy

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Suzuki sj 410 transfer box jammed

The thing to do to get it unjammed now is to remove the transfer shifter biushing and then replace it.  Remove the cover, then the boot, then depress and rotate the retaining ring (can be done with needle nose pliers inserted nose-down).  Then pull out the black rubber ring, wipe it off, then reinstall everything.  Get the transfer case into some gear and get back home.  When you get back home buy a new transfer case bushing from somebody like Suzuki John on Ebay.  The new bushing will fix the problem.

Oct 16, 2008 | 1986 Suzuki Samurai

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