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tranfers case / shift motor thread

Discussion in 'Under the Hood' started by robj, December 15, 2004.

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    1. robj

      robj New Member

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      I know there is a thread on this.... but it doesn't cover my question..
      96 xlt controltrac 5 speed
      Turn the dail to any 4wheel setting, lights come on. You can hear it clunks in.
      Start to move the truck, lights go out, 4wheel disengages..

      shift motor ? tranfercase? front differential ?

      I was quoted 1500 -2000 $ for a transfer case from Beasly ford in York PA.
      they said till I bring it in there not sure, but it sounds like thats the problem...
       
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      Check the vacuum connection to the front differential. If anything, you may need to clean/replace the shift motor on the t/f case (couple hundred bucks to replace max). Unless the input/output shaft or the clutch in the t/f case are shot, there should be no need to replace the whole transfer case.
       
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      thanks,, it was bad shiftmotor.. 173$ bandnew from local 4x4 shop.
      Now i got to deal with everything else going wrong with the truck
       

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