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Old 11-05-2011, 12:56 PM
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4x4 no engage

94 chev halfton

the transfer case is makin all the right noises, will go into low range n all, but hubs arent engaging.there is a solenoid on the front diff, anyone know what is the most likely problem. gonna take a test light to it when i get home from. fuse is good, thinkin loose wire but all seemed good. anyone had this problem before. really hoping cheap fix, and really like to have 4x for drivin the canyon next weekend if it snows.
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Old 11-05-2011, 03:58 PM
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It's the actuator on the front diff, isn't engaging the hubs and front end when u lock it into low, happens when it gets cold out or muddy/wet cuz they arnt sealed worth a shit, try pulling it out, cleaning it and cleaning the plug, if it still dosent work then ya it's fucked
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Old 11-05-2011, 04:01 PM
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If all else fails, buck up and buy a set of manual hubs?
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Ya man! You could totally buy manual locking hubs for a IFS truck
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Old 11-05-2011, 04:10 PM
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If all else fails, buck up and buy a set of manual hubs?
its a ifs be very expensive to put locking hubs on it
like 3 or 4 grand exspensive
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Old 11-05-2011, 05:33 PM
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siliniod mang they get sticky if not actuated often.
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You need to pack your new one with dialectic grease
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Ford is good. Had a few meself, not many problems with the earlier ones, oldest I had was a 1970 and newest was a 1989. Bodys would rot before the drivetrains would go. AND, you had to go outside and turn the front hubs to get it into 4x4. Keep care of those units and they last and last. Yup, Ford is good.
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if its earlier than 98 (i think) then its got the thermal linear actuator, which relies on heat to keep the plunger activated, they always fail, you can do the electric upgrade which costs as much as just putting in a posi-lok mechanical pull cable like i did.
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yea i was fingering it was the actu, as i can here the tcase shifting. ill try pullin apart and cleanin, def pack it with dielec grease. it started not working in 4 lo, then after a couple weeks of mild abuse it stopped all together on my way to the snow mobile cabin on friday at stave. bald tires posi and 2wd=not alot of good on lose hill climbs.
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if its earlier than 98 (i think) then its got the thermal linear actuator, which relies on heat to keep the plunger activated, they always fail, you can do the electric upgrade which costs as much as just putting in a posi-lok mechanical pull cable like i did.
Yup, thats what it's called, mine used to go every 3 months on my blazer I used to have, stupid thing,
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