Can you tell us what the vehicle is doing when you shift it into 4wd? Does the 4wd indicator in the dash continue to flash after you turn the knob or does it flash and then turn solid?
This may shed a little light on what the vehicle is seeing.
Here's how the system functions. The 4wd shift knob is hardwired to the cluster. When you change knob position, the cluster reads this change and sends a message over the vehicle network to the TIPM. Once the TIPM sees a command to shift from 2wd to 4wd, it first activates the shift motor on the transfer case which should engage the front drive shaft. Once the TIPM sees the mode change completed via the position sensor in the t-case shift motor, it then activates the Front Axle Disconnect(FAD) motor. If it never sees the mode change in the t-case, it's never going to actuate the FAD.
With the truck in 2wd, have someone slowly drive the truck forward so you can watch the front driveshaft. Make sure it's not moving in 2wd. Then have your helper shift to 4HI and see what the driveshaft does. It should start spinning at this point. If it doesn't, we need to start looking at the t-case shift motor or its wiring.
Let us know what you find!
Sunday, September 15th, 2019 AT 7:28 PM