99 Suburban 4x4 ?

Discussion in 'GM Powertrain' started by jsmith823, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. jsmith823

    jsmith823 New Member

    I'm fixing to get a 99 Suburban that has a manual 4x4 transfer case. The manual says that n order to shift into or out of 4low I need to b moving at 1 2 3 mph. I did this and managed to get it into 4low, but had some trouble getting back into 2wd. I had to try twice to get it back. Is this normal? Is there a special trick to get it to shift easier? Can you do it while stopped? Sorry if I sound like i'm asking a lot of questions, but before I purchase this truck, I want to know if it's gonna screw me over :happy: Thanks

    DAREDEVIL Rockstar 4 Years 1000 Posts

    The easyest way to get back to 2wd is if u back up slow !!!!!!:glasses:
  3. KidHauler

    KidHauler Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    Welcome to the site.

    I've always rolled real slow, put the tranny in nuetral, then shifted in/out of low, then the tranny back to drive gear. I haven't been in a situation, yet, where I HAD to put it in low. I've always had some lead time before I got to the muck.

    Good luck,
  4. Project Reaper

    Project Reaper Rockstar 100 Posts

    manual in a 99? i tought they all went electronic after like 95 or so...
  5. KidHauler

    KidHauler Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    I'm not sure when they switched. Mine is a base model, so it's floor shift, but the other models had buttons.

    'lectric bad - vice grips good!:happy:
  6. KMKsilverado

    KMKsilverado New Member

    nuetral and than switch to 2wheel drive and reverse like 10 feet or so to get out of 4 wheel drive.
  7. chaxyunmamy

    chaxyunmamy New Member

    99 Suburban 4x4

    Hello all, just brought home a 59 Suburban NAPCO 4X4 and am looking for parts to restore her. I need a front windshield and a rear bench seat. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Also I am having trouble finding info on these units... links would be appreciated as well...


  8. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    On my 97 I use neutral then to shift then reverse for a few feet to let everything unbind.
  9. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    Brett have you tried LMC truck yet?
    For some reason that year truck isnt a real popular rebuilder, most guys go for the earlier models, 56/57 or the early 50's and late 40's.
    The 59 Suburban was a good looking truck, a surviving NAPCO conversion is real rare.
    Good luck with your build, post some pics we'd love to see her.

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