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Old 09-28-2010
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4x4 problem

I recently put truck in 4 wheel high it stuck there had to take off transfercase motor and manually put it in 2wd. My question is with it in 2wheel drive shouldnt i be able to turn front axle shafts? I cant. I know it is in two wheel drive because i tested it in grass,i could spin rear tires but the front driveshaft is turning all the time.
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well it sounds like your t-case motor took a crap on you...idk with the driveshaft bit though
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What is this sonic blue thread!!!
U should not b able to turn ur front driveshaft or cv axles. The only way to ensure u r in 2wd is the spinning tires like u did or a sharp turn.
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lol i agree with the sonic blue thread
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It would help a little to know the year of th truck to see if you are PVH or live axle
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its a 1998 so no live axle, it might have something to do with the e. clutch not disengaging. its definitely in the t-case tho. either that or you hub lockers arent unlocking. that would keep the front end turning.
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Its a 98 and yes it is pvh or was lol. I just bought the truck,and i heard somewhere on here you can take the hubs apart and make them live all the time. Im trying to get ahold of previous owner to see if they done this. The 4 wheel drive does work when i engage the transfercase. It works good. Just when i put it back in 2wheel high the front driveshaft still turns and the shafts going to wheels. Making gas mileage ruff!
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they shouldnt have done it but to tell the truth i recommend that you get manual hub lockers if you dont abuse them and take care of them they shouldnt really ever break on you ive had mine for several years, and i love them. trust me the stock ones arent worth a damn at all. also you are putting miles on your front axle that you really dont have to be putting on them.
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ok thanks ! I will be doing that here soon.
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