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Old 04-06-2012, 12:17 AM
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4x4 help on my 79

I used my 4x4 for the first time today
And after I free'd the hubs in the front, I shiffted it back into 2wd hi
Though the front bar kept spinning though?
I mean at idle, the bar dosent move but when I shift into first or second gear it starts to move
is this normal? I've never really payed attention to my 4x4 until now
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I would climb under your truck and see if there is any free wheel capability of the front drive shaft. I bet it isn't disengaged at the transfer case or at the hubs.
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Yeah, i tried again and moved the 4x4 shifter around a couple of times
and the hubs but the shaft spins very slowley when i go in first gear or reverse
SO this is not normal right?
iv heard on SOME trucks it is, is it on mine?
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To get it into 4wd....
1. lock in hubs
2. shift transfer lever into required range 4 H or 4 L
3. 4 wheel the hell out it.....

Ok done pulling the chebby off the wet grass.

1. Put transfer case lever back to 2wd, I let my arm rest on the seat as a way to feel the slip from 4H to 2H since its gradual.
2. Get out and un lock both hubs
3. Drive truck backwards a few feet (some say 15)

I always slowly drive left and right a bit and ck for that feeling that a hub/hubs are not locked in anymore.

And yes the front axles and d/s can coast spin as I call it.... as long as it NOT be driven by the transfer case. Another way to make sure you are in 2wd is put xfer case in N the 1 notch back.
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Ok done pulling the chebby off the wet grass.
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And yes the front axles and d/s can coast spin as I call it.... as long as it NOT be driven by the transfer case. Another way to make sure you are in 2wd is put xfer case in N the 1 notch back.
My transfer case doesn't have "notches" as it shifts - should it? All the other 4x4's I've owed have been Jeeps, which have really obvious transfer case engagement. I may need to twin stick in the near future to make sure I'm doing it right!

I usually just put it in neutral, then pull it back until it drives (2wd) and leave it

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What transfer case do you have? The detents should be fairly obvious. Any chance the clip popped off the t-case shifter and the lever isn't moving the selector arm on the T-case?
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What transfer case do you have? The detents should be fairly obvious. Any chance the clip popped off the t-case shifter and the lever isn't moving the selector arm on the T-case?
It's an NP205. probably worn out as all heck inside

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