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sprinkles08, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep master tech
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98 dodge: 4x4 auto trans stuck in 4 wheel drive at transfer case

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98 dodge ram 4x4 auto trans stuck inXXXXXat transfer case. Any ideas on a fix?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 8 years ago.
Does the transfer case shift lever move, or is it stuck? Have you tried popping the linkage off the transfer case and manually shifting it to see what happens? Are you sure the problem is in the transfer case and not the vacuum disconnect at the front axle?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to sprinkles08's Post: I took it to the garage and they said that the front end is what is locked up. They said that some kind of actuator in the front diff needs replaced and that Borg Warner makes such a part for around 100 dollars. Do you know what part they are talking about? They just took my front drive shaft off for now...
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 8 years ago.
This is the vacuum disconnect. It gets vacuum from the switch on the transfer case when you put it intoXXXXX and it locks the outer shaft to the intermediate shaft to lock the differential together. I thought this was the most likely failure area, I was going to have you check the vacuum to it.
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Can you tell me the part number for what I need?
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 8 years ago.
The part number for the factory Mopar part is 04882682, and it is $281, should be available next day at any dealer.