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Old 01-15-2009, 10:43 PM   #1
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Should the front drive shaft be turning in 2wd??

I have no vacuum pipes left to speak of and plan on re plumbing them with the help of some of the threads, but ive noticed that when in 2wd high my front drive shaft is turning i assume this is not normal and that i may have a problem with the transfer case or could this be linked to have no vacuum pipe?
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:21 PM   #2
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thats normal, no problem at all. the front shaft will always turn, but it is not under power.

you'd know if you were in 4wd when you turn on pavement.

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Old 01-16-2009, 09:15 PM   #3
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Thanks jpdocdave, i actually found out it was kinda half in half out of 4wd as the 4wd shifter was incorrectly adusted , not letting the lever go all the way forward to disengage , which was creating drag in the drive train feeling similar to having the handbrake stuck on. After playing around with it a bit its all sorted now and for reference the 1/8 drill bit mentioned in the haynes manual for spacing the 4wd lever from the guide plate was i found two small a gap i opted for about 1/4 which worked in my case.
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Old 01-18-2009, 10:25 AM   #4
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i think to prevent the front shaft from turning you would have to install locking hubs on your front rims, so you can unlock them in summer or dry conditions, and lock them when you need it.
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