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Front differental will not engage,replaced actuator

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Front differental will not...

Front differental will not engage,replaced actuator ,tccm,switch,encoder ring ,transfer case locks in but actuator on diff. dose not got any ideas

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Chevy?

2006 1500

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes and all the parts listed above

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Chevy Mechanic: Gary, Chevy Technician replied 10 months ago
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Chevy Mechanic: Gary, Chevy Technician replied 10 months ago

is this a push button or a floor shifter ?

and with the front actuator out holding in your hand with it plugged in you turn the truck on and go into 4HI and it will not extend out visually ?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Just need to know where to look at next
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
push button 4 buttons
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
does not extend out at all
Chevy Mechanic: Gary, Chevy Technician replied 10 months ago

do you have a multi meter on hand ?

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