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problem engaging into 4x4. help please

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by PlowOrDie, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. PlowOrDie

    PlowOrDie Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 164

    I have a problem engaging into 4 wheel drive.

    I shift it to 4wd, and it goes into neutral. it will not engage into 4wd no matter what i do.

    I have the floor shifter on a 1997 dodge ram 2500.

    i have read about other problems with the vaccum and rotted out hoses and all that...

    was just wondering what this would cost me to fix if i had a mechanic fix it, worst case scenario.

    thanks in advance
  2. HHamilton

    HHamilton Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    I have a 95 2500. 4x4 stopped working, was the vacume controll on the front housing, was rusted so it would not engage. did it myself, 4 bolts and the vacume lines. If the bolts look rusted and you done have screw extactors might be best to have a repair shop do it. The part from dodge is not cheep.
  3. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,511

    If you only getting into neutral then it might be the shift lever linkage has slipped or the linkage bushings are worn.
  4. PlowOrDie

    PlowOrDie Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 164

    yep, thats what it was...

    i had it fixed... all new linkage, and a new vaccuum pump line...

    it works better now then ever.