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CHEVY 4-WHEEL DRIVE DOES NOT ENGAGE

2001 Chevrolet Blazer

Transmission problem
2001 Chevy Blazer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 130000 miles

My blazer's 4x4 system suddenly stopped working. I press the button to go to 4 high and no clicks or any indication and light on 2 high stays on. Any thoughts?
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ChevyGuyHere
August 23, 2009.



What I need you to do is check for power to the actuator on the transfer case. It is an electric motor that shifts the transfer case for you.

Let me know what you find.

You will need: small screwdriver, q-tips, and rubbing alcohol.
Pop out the 4WD button assembly from the dash. Unplug the the two wire connectors. Hold the button assembly in your hand face down. Make sure you are in a place that, if you were to drop something small you can find it easily, but lets just hope you're careful. With a small screwdriver, pry the back of the assembly from the front. Remember to keep the face down in your hands at all times. You see those blue boots with metal contacts on them? These are the things that will fall out easily. Take your time, remember where these boots are located they will pop out easily. In fact, have someone handy with a camera to take a picture of it before going further. Now with a q-tip dipped in alcohol gently clean the metal contacts in the blue boots. Then, with the q-tip and alcohol, clean the whole face of the board that the blue boots come in contact with, paying close attention to the white circle patterns on the board. They may not look dirty but it doesnt take much to make this assembly act nutty. When done cleaning and parts a fully dry, re-assemble and give it a try.

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Tuneup1200
Sep 12, 2009.