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A guy at work tried to buy an s-10. He tested it, the light came on that he was in 4wd, but it didn't engage. Turns out his diff was bad. I mean, bad like diff had failed. The truck thought it was engaged because it was, but actually no power was transferred to the front wheels. The guy selling it said it was a sensor. Guy at work took it to a ring/pinion shop. They found the issue.
Is it actually staying engaged, or just the light is staying on?
Either way, best of luck to you. Sucks to have issues on a new truck. I didn't vote on the newest poll as I don't have a 14, and it takes way less than 10 seconds.
P.S. What I was saying about the guy at work may seem irrelevant, but it brought up the thinking of whether the 4wd is actually staying engaged or not. Could put a camera under the truck and drive. This would help see if the T-case is staying engaged or is actually disengaging and narrow it down to the slip lock or a sensor. On guy at works not bought truck I removed the battery tray, applied vac to the vac actuator and could watch the cable move throughout the normal travel range and at that point could tell the slip lock appeared to be working, and the sensor also was doing it's job.
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