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4wd wont engage

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by dgfbmx22, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. dgfbmx22

    dgfbmx22 Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    my 4 wheel drive wont engage on my 1997 ram 1500. any suggestions? im in a huge bind
  2. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,415

    Check for vacuum at the front axle actuator. If you don't have vacuum present at the actuator, check the steel lines going back to the switch on the transfer case... they get rusty and leak.
  3. bigmudder77

    bigmudder77 Senior Member
    from wooster
    Messages: 125

    lines for the 4x4 actuator or the actuator is junk about $100 part and lines are pretty cheap

    good luck yes they rust and once they do 4x4 wont work or the actuator goes bad