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Chevrolet S10 4x4 where is the front axle actuator located

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where is the front axle actuator located on 2002 s-10 zr2
Submitted: 6 years ago via Mitchell1DIY.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Dan replied 6 years ago.

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You need to remove a skid plate to access, here are some pictures to help.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
need to know location of the actuater with two vacume lines and an electrical plug.
Expert:  Dan replied 6 years ago.

It sounds like your talking about the front axle switch, here is a picture.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
the front axle switch has no vacuum lines. the part is called a front axle actuator and it looks like it mounts on some type of a stand-off.
Expert:  Dan replied 6 years ago.
I'll opt-out of question incase another expert knows what part your talking about. Someone will respond automatically so do not reply or question will be locked to me only. Thanks.
Expert:  Chevy expert replied 6 years ago.
Welcome to just I'm here to help you and your 100% satisfaction is my goal. This actuator is located under the battery tray at the end of an actuator cable which is attached to the front axle
Actuator Replacement

Actuator Replacement - Front Drive Axle

Removal Procedure

  1. Remove the battery and battery tray.
  2. Disconnect the vacuum hose from the vacuum actuator.

  1. Disconnect front drive axle clutch cable.

  1. Remove the vacuum actuator bolts.
  2. Remove the vacuum actuator.

Installation Procedure

  1. Install the vacuum actuator.

Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.

  1. Install the vacuum actuator bolts.
    • Tighten the bolts to 1.4 Nm (12 inch lbs.).

  1. Connect the front drive axle clutch cable. The front drive axle clutch cable must engage the vacuum actuator retainer spring.

  1. Connect the vacuum hose.
  2. Install the battery tray and the battery.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Relist: Inaccurate answer.