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1998 1500 transfer case help!!!

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by RCsLawncare, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. RCsLawncare

    RCsLawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 459

    I have a buddies truck Im trying to check out. The 4x4 on the floor seems to want to go into the correct selection, but then doesn't quite get there and grinds a little bit. Is there any common problems or ways to check it out... looking for a place to start... Thinking linkage... Any suggestions are welcome! Thanks!
     
  2. RCsLawncare

    RCsLawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 459

    1500, 5.2, auto...
     
  3. ram_tough2001

    ram_tough2001 Senior Member
    Messages: 174

  4. rammanriley

    rammanriley Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    You talking about going into hi gear or low gear?
     
  5. ram_tough2001

    ram_tough2001 Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    when the snap ring fails it doesnt matter what gear. when it fails it allows for the tail shaft to wander, and your t-case say goodbye and usually cracks the case doing so.
     
  6. RCsLawncare

    RCsLawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 459

    yes, it acts like it will select but is just a little bit away from actually engaging... I still haven't found time to check it out, need to get on that this week...
     
  7. ram_tough2001

    ram_tough2001 Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    just dawned on me. check your front driveshaft also. when my front u joint failed(just before it took a walk out from under my truck at 40mph) i couldnt shift into 4lo. i could go into 4hi just fine but not 4lo. what happened there was my cad vac lines rotted out and left the axle engaged. now that i have replaced the pinion yoke, u joint, driveshaft, and cad vac lines, it shifts smoothly in all gears flawlessly.

    also, check these guys out, and it will explain a little bit about the snap ring i mentioned.