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post #1 of Old 04-04-2010, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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I need help quick guys.Stuck in 4 wheel drive

I put my truck in 4wd just to get it across the lawn,and I had no problem.I put the truck in 2wd,took off down the street,goto make a left and get this awful bind,snap noise.I stop the truck,put it back in 4wd,then into 2wd,back it up 10 feet, go forward and it's still stuck in 4wd.It acts/sounds like the drivers side is hung up and I cannot figure out how to get it back in 2wd.I have to drive 48 miles a day and I really dont wanna burn my front diff up.any idea's on how to get it out??



Just to be clear,the tranfer case is shifting fine, lo/hi range.
I jacked the front left tire up, put it in neutral,and if I spin the wheel,the front driveshaft is spinning.

I did try to hold the driveshaft,spint the wheel,no dice,if one spins,the other goes with it.I cannot find a 4wd/Front actuator on the axle or a fuse.any ideas??

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I did try to hold the driveshaft,spint the wheel,no dice,if one spins,the other goes with it.I cannot find a 4wd/Front actuator on the axle or a fuse.any ideas??
Normal operation.

There is no axle disconnect on your truck. The front shaft will spin any time the front wheels rotate. All the t-case does is disconnect the front shaft from the drive line internally when in 2wd.

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I jacked the front left tire up, put it in neutral,and if I spin the wheel,the front driveshaft is spinning.

I did try to hold the driveshaft,spint the wheel,no dice,if one spins,the other goes with it.I cannot find a 4wd/Front actuator on the axle or a fuse.any ideas??
if your stuck in 4wd, you shouldnt be able to spin the front wheels and have the rear stay still. and like trouble maker said, you have no disconnect on your axle. 4wd is engaged/disengaged at the tcase. since your tcase is operated manually and not with a button like the newer kotas, there will be no fuse. the only wiring your 4wd system has is to kick the 4wd light on thats in your gauge cluster.

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I imagine the 'snap' you heard was the t-case disengaging. Occasionally, I notice my t-case sticks in 4hi for a moment...it always pops out when it does this.

As mentioned, we run a 'live axle' in the front. It all spins, all the time.
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when kickin out of 4wd. i always drive backwards about 15foot to make sure, then usualy give her some gas and see if the rear spins.

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Thanks for all the replies.I did figure it out.I realized that the T-case is what connects -disconnects 4wd and that if I had not been pissed off to begin with,I would have figured it out without posting the question.It was the wheel bearing had a ton of play in it,and when I got it off,there were some flat spots in the bearing.I replaced it and all seems good.It has been a real rough time with my vehicles lately.I just picked up a '95 Monte Carlo,with the dreaded 3.1.It was already overheated,from the intake gasket and it wiped the crank out from the coffee milkshake mix.I bought it knowing this (real cheap) I just bought it for gas mileage,it was cheap and to keep the miles down on the Dakota(it's at 196,000 now).Then our Jeep GC I noticed,is leaving a trail of oil whereever it goes and the radiator just puked a quart of coolant on the ground after church.Gotta go get to work,Have a good one guys, and thanks for the replies.

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