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Changing encoder motor on 98 Jimmy

Discussion in 'GM Powertrain' started by otis24, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. otis24

    otis24 Member

    I was able to pick up an encoder motor (transfer case shift motor, whatever its called) from a salvage yard for $96 shipped with a lifetime warranty. Pretty good considering it was going to cost me about $400 for an OEM unit after discounts from the dealership where I work.

    Are these as easy to change out as it looks? Are there any special tricks or obstacles that I should be aware of? I have done basic maintenence in the past (changed out starters, shocks, plugs, etc...). Any input would be greatly appreciated.
  2. otis24

    otis24 Member

    A mechanic at the dealership where I work installed the encoder motor after hours. It didn't seem to take him very long. The 4x4 seems to be working. Heading out in a few minutes to try it out on a muddy road.

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