4-wheel drive finicky

Tiny
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  • 1992 CHEVROLET TRUCK
  • 111,000 MILES
I have a 1992 Chevy truck that has 4-wheel drive. The problem I am having is that when it is cold, hasn't been driven for a few hours, it will go into 4-wheel drive just fine. When it is warm, been driven for a while, it will not go in to 4-wheel drive no matter what I do. I had the actuator changed and it still does the same thing. It is frustrating especially when I want to go into the mountains ice fishing but can't get it into 4-wheel drive.
Any ideas?
Thanks.
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Tiny
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Go to the beach and go surfing instead? Heheh.

TRANSFER CASE - DIAGNOSIS & OVERHAUL - BORG-WARNER 1370, 4401 & 4.
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TROUBLE SHOOTING
Tips
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Tip: Transfer Case Takes A Long Time To Disengage From Lock Position
WILL NOT SHIFT INTO 4WD
Check for blown fuse. Faulty transfer case switch. Faulty wiring. Transfer case linkage improperly adjusted. Internal transfer case mechanical problem.
NOISY IN ALL GEARS
Check fluid level. Ensure correct fluid is used. Low tire pressure. Check for possible internal mechanical fault.
JUMPS OUT OF GEAR OR NOISY IN 4WD
Transfer case not completely in gear; check shift linkage for looseness or binding. Range fork damaged, fork inserts are worn or shift fork binding on shift rail. Low range gear worn or damaged.
FLUID LEAKING FROM VENT OR SEALS
Transfer case overfilled. Vent plugged. Output shaft seals are damaged or not installed properly.

TRANSFER CASE - DIAGNOSIS & OVERHAUL - BORG-WARNER 1370, 4401 & 4.
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4WD Will Not Engage
1.
Test power to transfer case switch. With ignition on, connect test light to ground and backprobe Brown wire terminal at transfer case switch connector. Test light should light. If so, proceed to
next step. If not, inspect 25-amp 4WD fuse in fuse block. If fuse is okay, attach test light to ground and backprobe Pink/White terminal at convenience center. Test light should light. If so,
repair open in Brown wire between convenience center and transfer case switch. If not, repair open in Pink/White wire between convenience center and 4WD fuse in fuse block.
2. Test transfer case switch. With transfer case shift selector in 4WD position and ignition on, attach test light to ground and backprobe Light Blue wire terminal at transfer case switch. Test light should light. If so, proceed to next step. If not, replace transfer case switch.
NOTE:
Remainder of transfer case electronic testing and diagnosis is performed with transfer case gear selector in 4WD position and ignition on.
3.
Test front axle solenoid power circuit. Attach test light to ground and backprobe Light Blue wire terminal of disconnected front axle solenoid. Test light should light. If so, proceed to next step. If not, repair open in Light Blue wire between front axle solenoid and transfer case switch.
4. Test front axle solenoid. Attach test light between Light Blue wire terminal and Black wire terminal of connected front axle solenoid. If test light lights, replace front axle solenoid and proceed to next step. If test light does not light, repair open in Black wire between front axle
solenoid and ground. If no opens in circuit are found, replace transfer case relay.
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