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Avalanche 4wd #4655062
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Used my 4wd in last in december, i remember it was slow to engage. It will not engage now. the 4wd light just blinks. I checked cleaned and reinstalled the ground bolts behind the drivers front wheel well. That made no difference.

Do i need to replace the transfer case actuator motor? When i press the 4wd or 4wd low button, i don't hear anything change no sounds.

I know little about 4wd systems. The wiring connectors all look good.

Last edited by spasm3; 02/03/18 05:25 PM.

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Re: Avalanche 4wd [Re: spasm3] #4655093
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I have an 03 suburban..mine did the same thing. I found a broken wire near the transfer case..

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Could be your switch or motor. The motor on my 04 went a couple years ago. There's some good info on the forums at Chevyavalanchefanclub.com. It's apparently a common issue with this body style. I think the solder joints in the switch tend to fail but can be easily reflowed though.


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Thanks! I saw some posts about what you mentioned. So i'm pulling the switch and i will try the re-flow of solder!


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That did not work, so i'm going to replace the transfer case motor.


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If you can get the driveshaft off, it's easier. I did mine without dropping it but it was a pain. Kind of tight quarters but do-able.


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Originally Posted By: SkipsterPA
If you can get the driveshaft off, it's easier. I did mine without dropping it but it was a pain. Kind of tight quarters but do-able.


Thanks! I was planning on dropping it. But since you did it around it, i will try that first!


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