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4wd actuator motor

Discussion in 'GM Powertrain' started by atridox, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. atridox

    atridox New Member

    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.

    T
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2011
  2. 2COR517

    2COR517 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    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.
  3. atridox

    atridox New Member

    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?
  4. 2COR517

    2COR517 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    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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