2001 DODGE TRUCK TRANSFER CASE POPS OUT OF 4-WHEEL DRIVE

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  • jimmyj20639
  • 2001 Dodge Truck

Transmission problem
2001 Dodge Truck V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 160, 00 miles

My truck will pop out of 4-wheel drive as I accelerate from a stop. This happens when in either high or low. Linkage looks ok. I have a small vacuum leak somewhere on the truck. Could this be related and how does vacuum interact with the transfer case?

Thank you,

Jim

Saturday, May 17th, 2008 AT 7:45 AM

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  • mastertechtim
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Does the transfer case pop out of 4wd or does the front differential pop out? Will it go back in on its own when you lay off the throttle?

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Saturday, May 17th, 2008 AT 8:51 AM
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It is the transfer case. It will not go back in on it's own. When I pull back on the transfer case control (4-H) I can feel it trying to engage. It will stay in for a few seconds as I accelerate then I put it back into 2-H then bring it back into 4-H. The handle in the truck will stay in place.

Thanks for your response!

Jim

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Saturday, May 17th, 2008 AT 5:26 PM
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  • mastertechtim
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Jimmy I think you are going to find that the snap ring on the output shaft has broken. This is not the end of the world. Are you a little mechanically inclined? Remove the rear drive shaft and the rear output housing on the transfer case, its held in by 4 bolts. Pop the cover off and look at the shaft and see if the snap ring is not latched onto the ring on the shaft. Replace the snap ring and reassemble

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Saturday, May 17th, 2008 AT 5:30 PM

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