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87 GMC 1500 Coming out of 4 High when Plowing

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by detailman, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. detailman

    detailman Junior Member
    from Va
    Messages: 14

    I just bought an 87 GMC 1500 when I am plowing it keeps coming out of 4 high grinds and whines have to stop and do it all over again will work again for a few minutes then it will do it again works fine in 4 low. Plowed for 8 hours straight first trip out started on the way home. Just replaced the hubs didnt fix it but glad to have manual ones anyway. Any ideas would be great. Not trying to spend a bunch of money for an easy fix if possible. Thanks for any help.
  2. snowcan

    snowcan Member
    Messages: 52

    Make sure the transfer case shifter linkage is moving freely and lubricated, so that it is locking into 4H properly, otherwise you probably need internal transfer case repair.....
  3. gd8boltman

    gd8boltman Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    It sounds to me like you have a bad

    shift fork... Transfer case needs to be disassembled to replace high range fork. Not that bad of a repair, do it now before you continue to add zeros to your repair cost total. Worn shift forks are fairly common.