Question about 1998 GMC Sierra
Posted by Anonymous on
4X4 actually provides power to the front 2, and the back 2.
Unless the back has limited slip or posi-track, if 1 wheel spins, the other will not turn.
Since the front wheels have to turn at different rates to accomodate turning radius differences, there is (usually) to limited slip on the front differential, so if one wheel spins, the other will not turn.
So, if you have one front wheel spinning at the same time as one back wheel is spinning, and you don't have posi-trac, you're stuck.
Posted on Nov 12, 2015
The problem your are speaking about could be a few things. All things that are somewhat common to go bad on Chevys/GMCs. Each one of the cars I worked on had a different problem. I have changed the switches, the 4wd solenoid, and TCM on different trucks. IMO the TCM location in the passenger kick panel is a poor location allowing water and other passenger debris to get into it. Once water gets in that area you can imagine already what occurs. One of the cars the TCM bracket was rusted by the ground and eventually the weak ground fried it. The weird thing is the TCM would allow it to shift sometimes and not other times or partially engaging causing the wonderful light to blink rapidly. What I have found of some time with these trucks is pushing the button to change the truck to two wheel drive and driving a few feet in reverse helps ease the change.
So you can start with a new switch that pops in and out of the dash in a few mins. Can get one on ebay for under 25 dollars. Although, I personally would take off the kick panel and take a look at the TCM. If you see any rust around it, my money would be on that.
Posted on May 26, 2011
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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
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