12-29-2018, 10:50 AM
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Problem #1 Solved
For anyone interested the accessories in the cab were a remote wireless winch kit but i did not get the remote or winch so i removed it. ( I have a Warn 4500 with remote kit on order)
The 4x4 actuator is an electric actuator which was seized from sitting to long.
(7000kms on a 2000 model go figure)
I removed the actuator on the front diff (3 bolts and the plug) , took the actuator apart and cleaned , regreased with di-electric, and manually spun the electric motor by hand with wd40 until it loosened up.
then bench tested with 12 volts.
re-assemled, installed and walla!.
4x4 engaging perfesctly and the indicator lamp on dash lights up.
I will make a note to anyone else attempting this. Make sure you install the actuator fully engaged or fully disengaged and the diff is in the same position fully engaged or fully disengaged or else the gear will want to run past the position that it can go or it will not be fully engaged or disengaged on the other end of the rotation.