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I have a 2nd gen ram 1500 and I am having an issue with my 4X4 not engaging. The last couple times out on the trail the indicator light was flashing on and off. Sometimes it felt like it was in sometimes it didn't. Any suggestions or anybody run into the same issue. BTW I am new to this forum my name is Joe. I had another truck that never did this so I have no idea where to start.
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I would start by checking the actuator and vacuum lines.
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what is the best way to check the actuator? the vacuum lines looked ok not sure how i should go about checking those either.
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I'm not sure exactly where they are or how to check them since I have a 4th gen. My buddy sold his 2000 Ram 1500 4x4 or else I'd ask him, but I do know that vacuum lines are a common cause of 4x4 failure in the 2nd gen trucks. Hopefully someone with some more detailed info can chime in, or you could try asking here and you may get some better responses:

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Thanks for the replies I have heard that the vacuum lines are a common cause as well. I notices you have the Cordura seat covers how do you like them? Were they hard to install? My driver seat has a tear and was thinking of putting those on before the tear gets any worse.
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I like them a lot, and have received quite a few compliments on them from my passengers. I have a full review here:

http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread....68#post1315668

Since I took those pics I have tightened them up to fit a bit better.
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sorrry op, hey thunder, those seat covers water proof?????
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The material they are made of is inherently very water resistant, and they are treated for added water resistance. I haven't blasted them with a hose or anything to see just how waterproof they are, but nothing you spill on them is going to soak in. It'll just bead up and roll onto the floor when you brake.
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How long did they take you to install? Does anybody have suggestions about my original issue?
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I had my mom help me with the back seat ones because she has little fingers. Most of the time it took was just to fine tune the fitting. Probably an hour and a half.

Any more questions on the covers, please ask them in my review thread that I linked to in my previous post (also linked in my sig). That way we avoid derailing the thread and aprfct0 can get an answer to his question.
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