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Old 11-04-2013, 02:59 PM
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I corrected my post to be 4Lo. That was my intention.

You don't own a 2nd Gen do you? Vacuum is ALWAYS needed to ensure the fork is in position. There is no spring or other mechanism to move the fork.
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I corrected my post to be 4Lo. That was my intention.

You don't own a 2nd Gen do you? Vacuum is ALWAYS needed to ensure the fork is in position. There is no spring or other mechanism to move the fork.
Currently no, I have in the past and vacum was needed to engage 4wheel drive, otherwise stuck in 2wd. Admittedly I dont know every change made in each model year though.
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well what happens atleast everything that ive tried and the only thing I can come out of this is that either the hubs are packed or the hubs are bad, my vac line is good, ive checked it over, and ive pulled the red hose out to check, and I have a good vac line, pumped it and checked, all good, my transfer case is moving the fork, and locking the axle in place, I cant move it (it does not moved freely engaged), when disengaged (2high/normal drive) it is freely moving, the problem consists somewhere in my front axle, I had my neiborhood redneck and I take the tires off and replace the ujoint because they were worn down, and nothing but dust inside, its not clicking not banging, all set, I havnt had the time to take off the tires and check the hubs, only because I don't have any jack stands, probably wait till I get paid and have me and my dad look at it, he has a 2nd gen 1500 not long ago, then 3rd, now a 2013 ram, so he knows alittle bit, more of a jeep guy though, but he knows it nonetheless, only thing I can get from me looking at it, and telling him, and its just something in the front axle, im still thinking I just have bad hubs and dirty hubs, that need to be regreased and repacked (I hope).
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well what happens atleast everything that ive tried and the only thing I can come out of this is that either the hubs are packed or the hubs are bad, my vac line is good, ive checked it over, and ive pulled the red hose out to check, and I have a good vac line, pumped it and checked, all good, my transfer case is moving the fork, and locking the axle in place, I cant move it (it does not moved freely engaged), when disengaged (2high/normal drive) it is freely moving, the problem consists somewhere in my front axle, I had my neiborhood redneck and I take the tires off and replace the ujoint because they were worn down, and nothing but dust inside, its not clicking not banging, all set, I havnt had the time to take off the tires and check the hubs, only because I don't have any jack stands, probably wait till I get paid and have me and my dad look at it, he has a 2nd gen 1500 not long ago, then 3rd, now a 2013 ram, so he knows alittle bit, more of a jeep guy though, but he knows it nonetheless, only thing I can get from me looking at it, and telling him, and its just something in the front axle, im still thinking I just have bad hubs and dirty hubs, that need to be regreased and repacked (I hope).
(btw no 4high no 4 low, only 2 high)
Is this a stock 2nd gen front axle? If so, and you have a vacuum actuated front axle then you do not have selectable hubs. If they are not loose or making noise then they are fine. The vacuum actuator engages 4 wheel drive on that axle (previously mentioned). Remember, if it is stock then it's an open diff, only one front tire at a time will spin in 4 wheel drive. Good luck

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Your problem is not in the hubs, get that idea outta your head. The u-joints will fail long before you rip the splines out of the hub or off the shaft. You need to remove the CAD (central axle disconnect) and see if it is working, check to see if the collar will move over the shaft's smoothly, see if the fork moves as it should. Do you have a haynes manual or the FSM you can refer to? If not get one.
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