1999 Suburban k2500 4X4

Tiny
MKLEIN3212
  • 1999 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES

I have a 8 cylinder 7.4L suburban. A friend had vehicle in drive but not moving and engaged 4wd. What kinds of problems could result from doing this? The shop said I needed rear axle housing 3/4 ton w/9.5" ring gear, transmission, and a transfer case to be replaced with used parts. I am wondering what could have occurred by just pressing the 4wd button while the vehicle was not moving but in drive. Please let me know if this sounds right.

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Friday, July 1st, 2011 AT 11:54 PM

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Tiny
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It'll probably be fix when they replace the transfer and transmission-

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Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 AT 1:45 AM
Tiny
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Is it possible to cause those types of damage just by attempting to engage 4wd while in drive at a standstill?

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Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 AT 5:56 AM
Tiny
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Could be a problem with the transfer case switch

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Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 AT 9:12 AM
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Would the transfer case switch being bad cause damages to the rear axle housing ring gear and transmission?

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Sunday, July 3rd, 2011 AT 6:52 AM
Tiny
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No it won't, just for the 2wd/4wd engagement

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Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 AT 9:12 PM

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