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Old 02-05-2010, 07:59 PM
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i need four wheel drive like asap we have a blizzard that just started in Maryland and i was wondering is there anyway i can take the actuator out and place a object in the axle hole and then screw the actuator back in to make it permanant 4x4 until the snow is over, and if so what would you suggest that would be just about the right size to make it engage and also have the actuator screw all the way in, please someone help me, i havent replaced the brown wire going to the actuator yet
 
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this was taken a few hours ago
 
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I can't remember what it looks into inside there... If it is a relatively contained area, you could try to make up something to stick in there. The actuator just pushes in on a shift fork inside.
 
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can you tell me about how far does the actuator come out when engaged
 
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Probably 3/4 to 1" total.
 
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ok im going to try it and let you know what happened
 
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I have great news I put a little socket in the axle and then twisted the actuator in and it works like a charm now
 
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Good deal...just don't forget about it. LOL.
 
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Yeah, I wouldn't go leaving it in there long term. Your mileage will suffer. But at least you have 4wd now!
 
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Yea I know, as soon as this blizzard clears I'm going to take the socket out and then try to troubleshoot to find out if its the actuator or the wires not being connected right, I really need to know if the brown wire from the transfer case switch is spliced with another brown wire
 
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