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wont come out of 4x4

hi guys,,just got the truck on its wheels and took it around the block to check things out. it a 98 B4000<< just put new rugged ridge locking hubs on and switched it into 4x4 hi and worked fine. then switched it int 4x4 low didnt go in right away and then went clonk!!! and stared working. now I went to shut off switch back to 2wd and it wont disingage,,could this be my switch? just learnin about these trucks and want to put it on the road,,but there always seems to be something. thanks in advance for any input,,
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i had the motor for my 4wd go out in my explorer possibly check that and see if its working.
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even if its stuck in 4x4 low can I still take the switch motor off and check it
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ya i did with mine sometimes you can manually turn it out of 4lo once you get the motor off.
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right on thanks alot. sure glad I found this site. U guys have been great. just learnin,,,but if I can return the favors I will
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u were right. I decided to tap it with a hammer and try again and everything worked. The truck has been sittin for quite awhile,,so everything must be stiff. thanks again for ur replay,,,means alot.
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u were right. I decided to tap it with a hammer and try again and everything worked. The truck has been sittin for quite awhile,,so everything must be stiff. thanks again for ur replay,,,means alot.
Thats what i was going to tell you to do.
they get stuck sometimes. so just a nice tap does the trick,
Remember, One hit is maintenance, Two is abuse.
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then I guess Im bad. lol I think I hit it aleast a dozen times. lol
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if you get in a pinch, I picked a motor up at Advance Auto for around $50. I read all the tutorials and tried cleaning mine up because they said a new one was 200-300. Totally FUBAR'd mine and was pleasently suprised that new one was so cheap (comparatively).

The nylon spacer inside was smashed to hell. Nickel piece of plastic taking out a $50 motor.
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thanks
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These shift motors are somewhat vulnerable to sticking, best thing a guy can do is to engage/disengage 4X once a week to keep things moving.
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Make sure you are stopped with foot on the brake in neutral before you switch back to 4hi.
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will do thanks everybody
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