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Weird 4x4 dash light behavior

Discussion in 'Audio & Electronics' started by SilverHammer, May 31, 2019.

  1. SilverHammer

    SilverHammer Junior Member

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    After using 4L the other day, I have noticed the light on the dash now flickers on and off real fast while going down the road in 2H.

    Any thoughts on where I need to start looking?

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  2. SilverHammer

    SilverHammer Junior Member

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    1998 Ram 1500 Laramie SLT 4x4 Quad Cab Short Bed Pickup

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  3. JohnnyMac

    JohnnyMac Hold my beer and watch this..... Military

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    My 2000 Ram 1500 5.9 had a vacuum leak that caused it to not go into 4x4. I'd have to go in and out a bunch of times before it would lock and would have problems coming out. I'd start there, as it's a fairly common problem. My leak was down, under the truck by the front axle. Broken/cracked line.
     
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    SilverHammer Junior Member

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    That actually makes sense to me because of the behavior I am seeing with the A/C vent door.... I suspected vacuum leak, but haven't noticed any drop in performance or smoothness of idle.


    1998 Ram 1500 5.9L Laramie SLT 4x4 Quad Cab Short Bed Pickup
     
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    JohnnyMac Hold my beer and watch this..... Military

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    I don't recall any performance issues, but that makes sense with the vent issues. Good luck and let us know how it comes out.
     
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    McBroom U.S.Marine Veteran Retired 88-2000 Military

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    After going back into 2wd did you back up the 60 or so feet needed to kick the hubs out?


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    the shift fork isnt fully disengaged. disconnect those lines and drive around, bet it wont light up
     

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