Depending on type and size of internal cooler, length and inside diameter of cooler lines, or use of an auxiliary cooler, these figures may vary. The low range 4L position provides a gear reduction ratio of 2. If you have purchased your vehicle used the very first order of business is to double check the tire diameters. Otherwise it might be an internal mechanical issue. A fluid change every so often is about all it requires.
Good possibility that the encoder motor on the transfer case is going out. If you are stuck, and it won't shift, turn the steering wheel side to side as you burb the throttle to get the axles to line up. I am lost, because it does go into 4low. Follow the Manufacturer's Instructions for the mixture ratio. Move the vehicle slightly forward or backward to complete positive engagement of the gears. Whie pushin it seems a few guy's have had this come off or get pulled loose. Make sure the vacuum lines have not come unplugged and that the wires aren't damaged.
This is the most likey trouble spot. If not, then how is the front diff engaged? You can see the complete line of products that we offer. This vacuum powered shift motor engages and disengages the right front wheel. If you have a vacuum pump, see if the rod and fork will move with vacuum applied. Shift the transfer case lever to the right and pull firmly down into 4L. Take advantage of our expertise! As you may have noticed, there are no hubs manual or automatic on the 4x4 Ram.
You will see a large section of the axle tube. These units are Dyno tested before leaving the factory. It is a simple vacuum diaphram, rod, three circlips and a shift fork. A needle bearing in the outer axle shaft socket allows the inner and outer axle shafts to rotate independently. From the 1998 Owners Manual: Transfer Case Shifting Procedure: 2H to 4H or 4H to 2H Shifts between 2H and 4H can be made while the vehicle is moving or stopped. The switch is a little tower on the transfer case with four lines coming from it. Notice the actuator shaft has multiple positions and the shift clip the big u or c shaped thing on the shaft will be in one of them.
View from the front of the truck. Use our online shopping cart, just click the part number and see additional information, add to cart or proceed to check out. Worn transfer case chains can cause extensive damage to the transfer case unit if not replaced. Unbolt the actuator from the axle housing. However the vehicle must be stopped or moving very slowly to shift into 4L range. Please supply the assembly number when ordering a replacement.
In doing this the fork pills the splined coupling over the 2 splined axel shafts. The switch can be unscrewed from the disconnect motor if not to rusty. Paid attention as I just bought a 98 2500. Buy parts from Midwest Transmission Center and receive bonus free telephone expertise to assist you in diagnosing the problem, part s required and additional phone assistance when you are in the re-assembly processes if required. This rounded part can be easily jammed inside the switch by the standard gunk in the transfer case.
But, I read it here so maybe a search would give you more info. Choosing the correct Transfer Case Fluid is critical for the service life and operation of your Dodge or Ram Transfer Case. The outer axles spin with the wheels. Put the transfer lever to 4H. Chains are available for the transfer case.
Stumble accross this spreadsheet and thought it might be useful. Refer to 19, Steering for proper fill and bleed procedures. The photo at the right shows the two ends which meet at the shift collar. Dave Last Update: November 1, 2000. Have someone push in on the end of the switch while it is out of the motor. I have taken an air hose and forced the actuator to shift in a pinch how ever you will need to replace that actuator.