I just figured it was a little solenoid in there. Ideal for: Fleet operators Emergency vehicles Installation is easy and can be completed in approximately 10 minutes. When in 4wd mode, a switch on top of the transfer case conducts 12 volts out to the actuator. You can remove the actuator and then use the switch with the key on to see if it move the way it should. The other day in a snow storm I went to get some gas for my truck and I had it in 4 low and it was fine I pulled into the gas station shut it off paid for the gas and pumped then started to leave I pulled up to the exit and stoped at that very secound it somehow stoped working and at the traffic light was still not working and I went home and every thing seems to be moving and I replace one of the sensors on top of the transfer case and that was good when I took it out but I put the new one in anyways tried it out and it still was not working and I noticed that there is a nother sensor on the front differential im not sure if that is what is wrong with it or not but if I get some feedback I will go buy what I need and I checked the fueses jiggled the wires and it is still not working, 4hi or 4low does not work. He made the old style actuator work with what i assumed was just a switch in the cab for the actuator and the existing button for the T-case.
He traced the wires back to the transfer case switch. It should be locked by way of t-case. Here's a pic showing the T-case switch location. The shift fork engages a spline on the passenger side of the differential, and boom! My indicator light is not working, the bulbs are good and so are the fuses. There are a number of things that can go wrong to cause you not to be able to engage four wheel drive. Hello, Yes two things go wrong with these cars, either the switch on the dash goes bad or the shift actuator. Has anyone ever encountered this? The new style has four pins i think! Catalytic converters cannot fail on there own and the original cause of failure must be repaired to prevent repeated converter failure.
Problem is that i have no idea where to locate it. Engaging the transfer case and pulling the Posi-Lok handle will slide the shift fork and collar to connect the freewheeling right axle to the driven left axle. I didn't have any luck locating the tutorial but the Amazon link for the actuator is still valid. A transmission tech put it on a lift with front axel engaged but did not get any response from the tcase. I just had open inguinal hernia and I am in no shape to lay on my back or side to mess around with this. Fired up the truck and it engaged the 4 wheel drive instantly.
I just want my Four wheel drive working again. I really do not want to put in a new crank case but if I have to I guess I will have to. Then dig into the wiring from there. Took me longer to get the skidplates off the front of my truck than to switch the actuator. Expect now it actuality was instant as it should've been from the beginning. So if this happens to anyone else it's most likely your actuator on the front differential.
Also the service 4x4 message would appear and the light on the 4hi button would constantly flash. I have been trying to find out why my 4x4 is not working for weeks. You can get a new one at a parts store Napa but they arent cheap. It is built to work just like the original part. My Four wheel drive is not working. If not you probably installed something incorrectly while the axle was removed. The old actuator might have been good but I just wanted to replace it since I already had it.
The cables handle is conveniently routed under the dash. Trying to get in my backyard is a pain. Their was no power at all. If it does not have 12 volts, check the transfer case switch and the power feed to the transfer case. I'll explain what was happening. The change was due to needing a faster engagement from the actuator.
The part is fully operational and my 4x4 is back in perfect working order. Start there and examine the harness closely looking for anything added or hacked into. These are very easy to change - just thread out the old one, and thread in a new one. Faulty actuator on top of the front diff is worn out. Hang in there and let me know what happens. I have a 4wd issue, I'm not that articulate but ill do my best to describe the problem, I think it closely resembles the first posters problem. For more information, go to www.
Ideal for: Fleet operators Emergency vehicles Installation is easy and can be completed in approximately 10 minutes. Yes Does it need constant power to stay extended? Does anyone have a diagram of what each pin does? After searching through a number of different forums, I found out about the Dorman replacement available here at Amazon. Turns out the newer actuator was crushed in half. It installed perfectly except for one small problem, the actuator connections didn't line up. I called the shop that did the clutch and they're not sure, but asked me to bring it in. Testing and repairing at the T-case is no problem but at the diff appears will take a little more work.