Anyway, thanks again for all the help! Therefore, when the motor moves the shifting fork on the front axle into the 4-wheel drive position the light will be turned on. But it let me down far too often. Reconnect the switch to the wires. In 94 and newer Dodge trucks, the front axles always turn. I definetly think I am going to the manual, cable operated system so I dont have to deal with this problem again! If you look at the bottom of it from the axle side you will see a small oval-shaped plug. Should be recall on this issue too many complaints from what I have read.
When trying to get it into 2 wheel drive by turning the control knob inside the truck the 4 wheel drive light just flashes and flashes and then evetually the 4 wheel light comes on which is suppose to indicate that it is in 4 wheel drive. The only issue is if you turn too tightly it will rub slightly on the frame but just make sure not to turn too tightly! In talking to other Dodge owners, I'm fortunate. This large section is a reinforcement for the vacuum shift motor. Right up until I went hunting and got stuck in some mud that probably wasn't a foot deep. Yeah,,,,,He sure took responsibility for my customer experience. I was fish tailing and sliding all over the place. Then after the last deadline came and went, I called back and asked to speak to Mozez he spelled it for me , and this person said that she had no way of knowing who I talked to and could not connect me.
This switch turns on the 4wd light. Didn't know it then, but that was a direct result of the power surge caused by the electronic shift module. The light is on, although attempting to switch modes results in blinking. The dealer has had this vehicle in 5x in an effort to fix the problem. The vehicle could still roll backwards just with the horn blowing! I'm not sure about the diaphragm. Pros and Cons Fairly strong. When at a stop, it is very tough to line up non-moving splines.
On the transfer case there is a control switch that directs vacuum to a vacuum motor that is mounted on the front drive axle. After an inspection of transmission was completed, it was determined that the nut that holds the 5th gear in place on the transmission out-put shaft had backed off, causing 5th gear to slide rearward and disengage. When it goes out another time then the lemon law will kick in and I will get something that is more reliable. Make sure the circlips are in place. Until now I have been a loyal customer. We were extremely lucky to break down at a gas station. Thought I bought a 4x4, but I guess I'm stuck with a 2 wheel drive.
Check to see that the wheels are locked don't bother to see if the wheels are locked your truck does not have manual locking hubs. Problem reoccurs at least once yearly. Hope this helps all of you out there. I disconnected the clip that connects the wire to the clutch and checked for voltage and there was none. Unbolt the actuator from the axle housing. I empathized with them and gave them the address of where they could pick up the rental in N.
The central axle shaft is then spun opposite to the wheels by the diff. The part that sucks is that the passenger side seal is a bugger to replace as the seal must be pressed from inside the disconnect housing. I finally told them they could keep the truck, I would eat the price of my toppper and bed liner and skid plates. The side gear on the front diff is turned by the axle on the driver's side. Should have never sold the 04 Ram- never had a problem other than a noisy heater fan with that one- trucks used to be strong category for Dodge- once word of this gets out they can kiss that goodbye. It took two weeks to get fixed and it lasted two days before the 4x4 was burnt out again. Replacing these selenoids will fix your problems, but most likely only temporarely.
Place a drip pan underneath the motor because some oil will leak out. New fuse, and I'm chilling again. This article applies to the 2nd Generation Dodge Ram 1994-2001. I jacked the truck up-all 4 wheels off the ground and jack stands on all 4 corners. If so its the tires. They offered to reimburse me for one month payment.
Dodge stated that there was a remedy for the failure, but there was no recall. After they got the truck started they also found the electronic portion of the 4X4 burnt up. At this time, a vacuum line is switched that places pressure on a diaphragm behind the front axle on the passenger side looks like a little power brake diaphragm. As you may have noticed, there are no hubs manual or automatic on the 4x4 Ram. It does really matter what you use. I have a bill for the rental car for 400. I didn't know if maybe the motor on the axle was gettin weak or not.
Thought it was fixed until it was put in 4 wheel drive due to weather and it went out again. I've had other issues including periodic freezing of the vehicle. From that point on, the 4-wheel symbol on my dash kept blinking no matter what drive mode I was in. This is a very common problem on Dodge transmissions and I'm about to fix this problem myself on my 1997 5. I think you look around the front axel? I took it to a dealership and they replaced some type of motor sorry and near my transmission. This is my third vehicle with the disconnect system and I've never really had any major problems with it. Update from Feb 7, 2017 : Bought a 2015 Toyota Tacoma.
Sometimes it would work, sometimes it would not. I have put money out to fix the 4x4. I have the same problem. On this most recent visit engineering advised to replace the shift actuator - so basically start back at square one - we've done that - didn't work! Then, after no response for two weeks, I called their customer service hot line. The picture below is from. Find out what is causing this issue in your 4th generation Dodge Ram. Dodge says that only replacing one of the parts draws too much power and shorts the other part out.