On 23 Jun 2004 16:33:39 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (hunter) wrote:
2.72:1 reduction to the rear axle. to test the actuator, pull it from
the axle, take a foot long dowel and push the plunger in... it make
take a little bit of rocking of the truck to get the splines to line
up. if it goes in easily and the 4X4 lights up (the ign has to be
on), the actuator is bad. if it doesn't light up, stick a VOM into
the actuator plug and check for 12V also check the blubls in the floor
console, if it doesn't go in or goes in super hard... you've got
internal axle troubles.
I'll test the actuator as you mention. The bulb is good, already
checked. I can always tell when 4x4 is engaged by turning while in
4x4 on a dry road, you can feel the front pull and tire drag; however,
I will retest the 4x4 low on a dirt road to verify. Thanks for
Put the truck on four very secure jack stands. You'll be able to tell if the
4 wheel drive is working by the wheel rotation. As well the differential
will lock with the key on and the solenoid engaged.
This doesn't really work for the new stuff Brian. I have a friend who had a
late 90's burb and it would spin all 4 on the rack. Then he (before I could
say anything) tried to stop the front DS with a pair of channel lock pliers,
to no avail (dumb ass). However putting the rear wheels on the emissions
roller and the front wheels against chucks, it couldn't roll out. In the
snow, it had 1 wheel drive. Just something to think about - it had push
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Follow-up: Thanks for the advice. It was the actuator. Replace it
today and all works fine. I purchased the actuator on ebay from
payless parts. The guy said it is made in America (was important for
me). I only paid $36 + $5 shipping, excellent deal as the dealer part
is over $100 and at the parts shop it is $80 even checked dealer cost
and that is $85 and $65 respectively. If it does not hold up for
several years I will let the group know.
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