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Old 02-09-2009, 12:22 AM
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Question transfer case problems on a 99

iv got a 99 ram 4x4
and it take a couple of minutes to get it in 4 wheel drive
it feels like it goes in but does not
but after going from 2h to 4h a few times it goes in
then pops out at road speed
anyone have this issues before?
i am hoping its just linkage , but thinking the worst
like a whole new transfer case...im afraid to ask how much that would run

iv got a new 09 ram, but i want to keep the 99 for a plow truck

thanks for any info
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:25 AM
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Old 02-10-2009, 05:52 PM
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Is the shift **** popping out or the axles popping out?
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im not sure, but i dont think its the shifter
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i had a problem with my transfer case in my '95. i ended up buying a used one from a good dealer and me and my buddy swapped it out in about 6 hours. i think the case cost $495 from what i remember.
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transfer cases are really simple to work on. you have a new truck, so if the fix isnt obvious on the outside, dont be afraid to rip into it, it could be a simple thing, like a shift fork or a dog ring... if it is its a cheap fix, if it isnt... you were gonna buy a new one anyway. gl
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thanks for the tips helms
ill have to put it up on the jackstands this weekend
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[quote=wjxavier;1545721]me and my buddy swapped it out in about 6 hours.[quote]

Maybe its just because I am a semi-pro at removing my trans (3 times in 2 months) but I don't think it takes that long to swap a transfer case. All you have to do is disconnect the axles (4 u-joint bolts on the rear and 4 bolts on the front), the linkage (1 bolt), the vacuum lines, and disconnect it from the trans (7? bolts).

The only catch is that you have to raise the trans up off of the crossmember to get to the trans-transfer case bolts. But that is only a couple more bolts.

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Check and make sure you are getting the correct vacuum to the shift motor on the front axle under load. One hose will have about 15lbs in 2wd , and the other one will have the same when in 4wd. If those check out, use a vacuum pump to test the shift motor itself to see if it holds vacuum.
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yea, i had never EVER done anything with transmissions/transfer cases before so me an my buddy were going by the book on everything lol. it was a learning experience.
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def sounds like the CAD ( central axle disconnect) is getting hung up and not engaging right. if it was the t case itself diconnecting it would make a loud bang. check that first. u can get a tcase from a junk yard for like 350. there also very easy to work on. just takes the dealer weeks to get some of the parts it seams lol
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thanks again for the help guys
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My transfer case has a rattling noise when it is in 2wd then when I put it in 4wd as Im rolling a hear a grind then a loud click then it is in 4. The last time this happened though during a snow storm 4wd didnt work even though it was engaged. My cv shaft was no good but I replaced that. Anyone has a pic or link where I can see pics of a tcase. Im going to take the cover off and inspect it. Thanks
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it would make life easier if you just replace the transfer case with a good certified used one. i had problems with mine and i bought one for 450 and me and a buddy just removed and replaced and it's been good to go since.
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transfer cases are really simple to work on. you have a new truck, so if the fix isnt obvious on the outside, dont be afraid to rip into it, it could be a simple thing, like a shift fork or a dog ring... if it is its a cheap fix, if it isnt... you were gonna buy a new one anyway. gl

Hey I have a question ya seem like what ya talkin bout I have a 99 dodge ram 1500 4x4 with the 5.2
In it now I throw it into 4 wheel drive and it engauges but while im driveing or going up a hill it jumps in and out of 4x4 in both 4 hi and 4 lo what would your opinon on it be ?
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Erm, five year old thread....... but, kudos for searching at least.
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I had a similar problem on my 1994 dodge ram 1500 5.9l. It felt like it went into 4wd but only the back tires would spin. You could feel the difference in torque too (like 4wd should). Turns out it was the 4wd actuator on the right side of the axle. $60 at your local parts store. 15 minutes to replace!
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