The last few times that I've engaged my 4wd on my '92 Dakota the axle
refuses to disengage. I try all the tricks -- back up, power on, power
off, etc. and eventually I have to get under the truck and remove the
four bolts holding the disconnect housing cover, pull it out a little
and manually sliding the shift fork & collar over -- disengaging the
axle. Needless to say, I'd like to find a little easier way to
disengage it. Is there a history of a particular trouble spot that I
should look at first? I thought that I would start at the vacuum can.
that is supposed to pull the collar over automatically. In my book it
is called the "shift motor assembly". Just to clarify one thing -- my
problems is not with the disengagement of the transfer case but rather,
the front drive axle. Help
I have a similar problem with my 1987 Dakota 4x4: It will go into
4-wheel drive but won't
come out unless I stop, kill the engine and wait several seconds. The
transfer case was
recently re-built and they should have discovered this problem, had
they properly road-
tested my truck, which they obviously didn't. They want an additional
$350 to replace
the vacuum actuator switch. They claim this will fix the problem.
What do you think?
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