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2002 GMC Sierra 1500 - transfer case

chevy_stevechevy_steve Member Posts: 2
edited April 2017 in GMC
Recently had my Gm out in a field and got stuck. Engaged the 4x4 (both hi and low) but front end would not engage. Light does come on the dash indicated 4x4 engaged, but no grab in front. Couple days later, thought I would check it out on solid ground to try and figure out the problem, but engaged just fine and tested ok. Front end engaged perfect. Now the problem is touch and go. Sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. Light always comes on but doesnt always engage front end. Found that when I am shifting into 4 lo, slowly putting pressure until I hear the grind and then engaging works most times. Any idea my first course of action to get this under control? Thanks in advance.


  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Member Posts: 64,481
    If the dash light goes on, that suggests to me that you have a temperamental actuator on the front differential.
  • chevy_stevechevy_steve Member Posts: 2
    Thanks,  I will look into a new one and give it a try. 
  • poweroptspoweropts Member Posts: 3
    I have an 2004 gmc, I had the same problem I just put the shift lever in neutral and it slipped right in other than that I have no Idea other than a solenoid
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