It just seems like you wouldn't be able to slide the shifter back and forth
in between 2 high and 4 high with no resistance, no sounds...nothing. And
when it's in 4 high (due to the recent snow and ice we have) I can tell goi
ng around corners it's not locked in.
On 2/11/14, 8:38 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
True, on my 84 S-10 you would definitely feel/hear the auto locking
"hubs" in the front differential kick in.
The one problem I had while doing some light rock crawling was the
stick was in 4LO & the light was on for 4LO, but the front wheels were
not pulling. After getting help to get off the trail, I found that the
front diff had not kicked in due to the vacuum hose on the vacuum
driven actuator ( near/under the battery) had rotted thru due to
out-gassing from the battery. However your problem seems to be
different if your 4 LO is working OK, and only 4 HI is not activating.
Had one of these trucks.Vacuum switch in transfer case that locks front axle
is famous for failure. It's on top of transfer case, you'll see the vacuum
lines going to it.
Shifter flips in / out from 2 to 4 easily. 4 low was not a smooth shift in
my truck either.
I have to put the pickup in neutral, shut it off and shift into 4 low and
when I turn it back on I'm in 4 low. However the shifter in between 2 high
and 4 high moves back and forth with no resistance and does not shift into 4
high. Would this also be the switch or where would I check first? If it is
the switch, where would it be located at?
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