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Transfer case problem?????

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Jim Prill, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. Jim Prill

    Jim Prill Member
    from Zion Il
    Messages: 74

    I have a 1983 GMC 3/4 ton pickup w/a np 208 t-case. The problem I am having is the transfer case wont shift into 2wd. I can shift it into 4hi and 4low and neutral just fine. but if I try 2hi it sounds like it wants to engage but wont or will and pop right back out if I try to drive the truck. I have had it on a lift and tried to manually shift it without the lever in the cab attached and it still wont go into 2hi I can hear it click on the detent in the case. Any help would be appreciated. :( :( :(
     
  2. 99zr2

    99zr2 Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    It could be that a tooth is broke off one of the gears for the 2WD. That or a set of dogs are badly worn and they are not staying engaged.
     
  3. KenG

    KenG Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 100

    Because you can hear the detent click when you shifted it on the lift, it sounds as if the shift rail is ok. Possibly a bent shift fork. Sounds like you'll be opening it up, unfortunately.