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Have a 08 Silverado transfer case question

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Have a 08 Silverado transfer case question
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have an 08 silver NQH transfer case we just installed. The vehicle acts as if in neutral. We swapped encoder motor..and position sensors. Cycled thru all the positions on the rotary switch and still output wheels. Looking for solutions before we yank it out..
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Did you try manually shifting the transfer case from 2 high to 4 high to 4 low? Were all positions neutral when placing the transmission in D or R?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Outside of taking the position sensor out and encoder out and turning with a screw driver how do you engage manually? yes no fwd or reverse movement. Slight grind when accidenly went from reverse to park...
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Rear drive shaft turns freely in all positions
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 1 year ago.

"Rear drive shaft turns freely in all positions" are the rear wheels off the ground when turning the rear drive shaft and it spins freely?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** the transfer case with a internal issue. The shift forks are damaged or are not aligning the gears correct so the transfer case is stuck between 4 high and 4 low which is neutral. When you turned the shift cam with the shift motor off, this confirmed its not the shift motor because that took the place of the shift motor and moved the internals.


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Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 1 year ago.

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