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Old 02-10-2009, 08:53 AM   #1
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Usually when I flip my 2/4 wheel drive, I hear a sound of it engaging, but last night I did not hear that. How do you know if your fuse is blown? The dummy light comes up on the pod, but I don't hear the "buzz." Any ideas to check? I figure that tonight I will jack up the front end and see if it is engaging or not.
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:24 PM   #2
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take off the actuator/check the actuator plug etc...could have gotten water in there and messed up the actuator
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:23 PM   #4
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For me anyhow, these actuators are kind of crappy. I've gone through one on every Cat I've owned. Never abused either. Flip the switch, and nothing. Or flip the switch and it'll grind and not do anything. Sounds like your's may have bitten the dust as well.
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Yeah - it was weird - last night up here it was wet and I rode down the road maybe 2 miles - I noticed I was in 4 wheel drive and when I got to where I was going, switched to 2 wd and didn't hear it. Switched back, didn't hear it either. Then it seemed to switch back and forth about 3 times on its own and now nothing.
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Take the cover off and dry out the innerds of that actuator very well...I suggest using a hair dryer or something like that. I would also drain your diff fluid to see if it's really milky. If it is, the water in there could be messing stuff up. Also, check the wiring plug that comes out of the actuator. Take it apart, blow it out with compressed air and dope it up with dialectric grease.
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Old 02-11-2009, 08:54 AM   #7
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Well, I pulled everything apart last night. It seems like if I move the gears by hand a bit, it will turn on and run constantly, but it still will not switch it over with the switch. I guess you could say that it is intermittent. Any ideas before I need to get a new actuater? At least it is stuck in 4wd.
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Old 02-11-2009, 09:26 AM   #8
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Check the voltage on the incoming wiring harness. Your switch itself may be bad. I haven't seen a single switch yet where that rubber boot hasn't cracked wide open (only visible when the switch is in 4WD). that will allow crap to get in there and ruin the switch. i dope mine up with a little black silicon...problem solved and it still looks fine.

Did you disconnect the plug coming off the diff to the wiring harness? Is it dry and clean?
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After wrestling with it trying to get the plug off, yes - it was clean and dry, but I blew it out with the compressor anyway and gooped it up with di-electric grease. I assumed that if it works intermittently, it should be fine. I guess the switch is the next cheapest step.
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Yeah, just test voltage at that plug to see if it's working.
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