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Old 01-17-2010, 12:12 PM
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Smile Charlie again ! Re prev post front end howl

OK, I believe the transfercase also, but to help isolate it here are a few q?'s
1 what pulles the front end in, is it vacume or electrical (I mean what locks the front axles into 4wd) I am thinking about dropping the front driveshaft and
trying the 4wd but would like to be able to lock the front 4wd in and out while I have the transfercase in 4wd, to try to isolate the noise from the front R&P or the transfer case. Any driveline hackers out their ?
2 It would also be nice to be able to go into low range and keep the front end
free at times. Like backing up 2 to 4 4-wheel hay wagon's when you do not need the traction just the slow speed to keep up with the steering of 4 hay wagon's being backed into the bark. For you city folk, hay wagons front wheels steer, you can make one hell of a mess in a second while trying to back up a couple of them together let alone 3 or 4. !!
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The shift motor receives a vacuum signal from the switch mounted on the transfer case when the vehicle operator wants to switch from two wheel drive mode to four wheel drive mode, or vice versa. When this signal is received, the shift motor begins to move the shift fork and collar within the axle housing. In the four wheel drive mode, the shift collar connects the axle intermediate shaft to the axle shaft to supply engine power to both front wheels. In two wheel drive mode, the shift collar is disengaged from the intermediate shaft and the intermediate shaft is allowed to free-spin. When the two shafts are disengaged, the load on the engine is reduced, thereby providing better fuel economy and road handling.
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OK so you are saying that only one axle is disengager ? that means the other is still engaged, thus using energy, and unless I'm "spaced out" turning the spider gears > possibly running the other side backwards unless the front end is of a limitted slip or posi type pig. Where the he** was this engineers head ?
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