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    Default 1996 Silverado 4wd problems

    I have a 1996 Silverado I just bought. It was sitting for a few months and the previous owners had their dogs chained to the bumper and they chewed the wires for the 4wd. I reconnected the wires and the 4wd still doesn't engage. On the top end the 4wd button on the inside says 4wd is on but it's still not going into 4wd. Has anybody had this problem before and how can it be fixed? Thank you.

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    What wires did the dogs chew? The wires to the front axle actuator? (also called the central axle disconnect). If you can put the truck in 4x4, and have someone look under the side of the truck to see if the front drive shaft is spinning, then your issue is most likely the central axle disconnect.
    If you have a multi meter and a wiring diagram, you can verify if your getting voltage to the actuator. \
    Hope this helps
    '00 1500 4x4 4.8l
    single glasspack
    daily driver/workhorse

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