Hey, I don't know how much coincidence it is with the Friday the 13th
thing. But yesterday was the first time in ages I managed to get my
S-10 Blazer stuck up to the axles in mud. Had to call for help to get
pulled out. For whatever reason, the four wheel drive isn't engaging.
(OOOH, this is gonna be expensive!)
I tried four wheel high, and four low. Spun the rear wheels in the mud, but
the front drive didn't engage. Woulda been nice if it had, I'd likely been
able to drive myself out.
The truck is a 1989 model. 4.3 engine, 265 K miles.
I mentioned this to a friend of mine I visited on the way home. He reached
under the battery tray, and had me pull the four wheel drive. And the
plunger on the vac actuator did its thing. I think the vac actuator pulls a
Three or four years ago, the front gearbox was a mess, and I had to have it
replaced with a used one. And then a year or so after that, the front drive
was partial engaged, and making awful noise. The repair shop had to replace
the cable (had a used one, off the replacement gearbox I'd had put in). and
they had to dealer order a spring and clip to put on the end of the cable.
Anyone out there have experience? Is there some common part that breaks or
some aftrmarket cable to activate the 4WD?
Christopher A. Young
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