2003 Chevy s10 4x4 dash light says truck is in 4 WD, however, have, no power to front wheels. Shifts into 4 lo and 4 hi hear noise, front wheels no power. Have changed the transfer case switch on top and, the vacuum activation switch under battery. Help please.

220

Asked by Dec 31, 2013 at 12:01 AM about the 2003 Chevrolet S-10 4 Dr LS 4WD Crew Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4 WD not working on front wheels

14 Answers

220

Hello and thanks, yes under battery tray, installed new one and vacuum pulls it out about 1 inch however, no front wheel lock, albeit, 4 hi switch light says it is locked!

13 of 13 people found this helpful.

there's nothing to handle the "big" torque on the xfer case...that's the dandy I had in mind....have seen trouble stemming from road debris on 4wd systems a couple o times~

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
220

Judge.roy , thanks! I have not seen the part you show on this truck

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000IZ490Y/ref=dra_a_rv_ff_fx_it_P2000_1000? tag=dradisplay-20

4 of 4 people found this helpful.
Best Answer
220

I replaced the the transfer case vacuum switch, where 3 rubber hoses connect. Thanks

4 of 4 people found this helpful.

that goodie that I got 20 points DOES NOT fit this vehicle...wish I could give it back....have to research further...an exploded view would help...searchin....~

okay I think we got it...there's a motor on your xfer case...could test it for continuity or a connector that's not behaving itself~

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

http://www.amazon.com/APDTY-Transfer-Actuator-Replaces- 8124744010/dp/B00BV5UV1G/ref=au_pf_ss_1? ie=UTF8&Make=Chevrolet%7C47&Model=S10%7C488&Year=2003%7C2 003&carId=004&n=15684181&s=automotive

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

okay if that little black motor stopped turnin' there you can see the actuator would not actuate~

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
220

The transfer case encoder motor, if this motor was bad , the transfer case would not shift into 4 lo or 4 hi would it? I hear it shifting..thanks

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

hmmmm....puzzled....check for loose bolts?~

2,265

But got your points huh judge... might wanna try another forum bob with better advise that don't use points so you will get legit advise and not someone trying to keep ahead in points with useless answers... hope this helps lol

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

big Jim T....how can your entry here possibly help? heard of this problem? willin' to dive in and find out a few things about the construction of this 4x4? well then, I digress....learn or perish~

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

just had a same problem with my 01 S10. Was simply the vacuum hose on the drivers side fender. Connected it and it went right in.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

S-10

Looking for a Used S-10 in your area?

CarGurus has 1,310 nationwide S-10 listings starting at $2,695.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet S-10 Questions

Chevrolet S-10 Experts

#1 Andrew Olsen
Andrew Olsen
Reputation 2,340
#2 Trebor66
Trebor66
Reputation 990
#3 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 980
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Ranger
176 Great Deals out of 5,676 listings starting at $950
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,772 Great Deals out of 181,204 listings starting at $250
Used Chevrolet Colorado
240 Great Deals out of 24,818 listings starting at $2,499
Used Toyota Tacoma
473 Great Deals out of 41,593 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford F-150
2,059 Great Deals out of 207,350 listings starting at $1,499
Used GMC Sonoma
5 Great Deals out of 453 listings starting at $2,798
Used Dodge Dakota
137 Great Deals out of 3,797 listings starting at $1,495
Used Nissan Frontier
293 Great Deals out of 23,781 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Blazer
3 Great Deals out of 1,188 listings starting at $1,820
Used Dodge Ram 1500
412 Great Deals out of 10,832 listings starting at $1,400
Used GMC Sierra 1500
761 Great Deals out of 69,133 listings starting at $1,850
Used GMC Canyon
81 Great Deals out of 10,547 listings starting at $2,495
Used Chevrolet Camaro
245 Great Deals out of 31,195 listings starting at $369
Used Toyota Tundra
438 Great Deals out of 34,679 listings starting at $2,990

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.