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    Default 4wd actuator motor

    I am trying to replace the 4wd actuator motor on my 2003 suburban. I have very little mechanic experience but am not afraid to try! I got the old one off (with a bit of finesse). I can not get the new one into place. There is a drive shape/gear box thing which is in the way of getting the new actuator seated properly. I can not manuver the female part of the acutator over the male gear which protrudes from the car. Any help would be greatly apprecaited.

    Last edited by atridox; 06-25-2011 at 04:01 PM.

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    You can use an open end wrench to turn the shaft. It will be easier to shift the transfer case with the transmission in neutral.
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    Default 4wd actuator

    I tried to push teh dash 4wd buttons simultaneously to get it into neutral but to no avail. Can I simply shift the car into neutral then turn the shaft?

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    Yeah, put the transmission in neutral. If the truck is on the ground, make sure the parking brake is set and the wheels are chocked.

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