Today, I unhooked the battery for 20+ minutes. I set the 4WD selector switch to 2-Lo, applied power and started the truck. The 4WD light came on within 2 seconds. Same story with the switch in 4-Hi.
So I removed the Actuator Motor and fed it + and - 12 VDC, it rotated in each direction.
Looking at a thread about converting a 2WD Xterra to 4x4 with some pictures https://www.thenewx.org/forum/15-how-...tml#post788492
The position of my transfer case shaft slot doesnt match up to any of the positions shown by USMMA11NC for 4hi, 2hi, nor 4lo. (post#3 in How-to: 2wd to 4x4 Conversion ) So I am unsure as to the exact gearing my truck is stuck in, but it feels like 4lo as I cannot get going very fast.
Here is the position of my shaft:
(see following post) almost like this ' \ ' but 45 degrees
So I am thinking that I need to manually move the transfer case to 4lo with the battery off and then reconnect it and start up the truck to see if that fixes the issue. To do this would I just rotate the shaft clockwise another 90 + 45 degrees?
Some noob questions, can the shaft only rotate a total of 90 + 180 degrees? Are there hard stopping points?
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