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« on: 30 November, 2020, 19:34:01 PM »

On a classic if you select 4 wheel drive does it go into4wd regardless of what the green light is doing. What is the vacuum system actually for?
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« Reply #1 on: 30 November, 2020, 21:48:39 PM »

Yes the system is manual, when you move the lever it phsicaly engages the 4wd. The vacuum system engages and disengages the front diff. On mine the green light often comes on of its own accord, especially when the weather is hot. If the vacuum system is faulty and the diff does not disengage it means the front prop will bee turned by the front wheels, you will still have 2wd. Hope this makes sense.
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« Reply #2 on: 30 November, 2020, 21:50:19 PM »

Physically that is.
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« Reply #3 on: 01 December, 2020, 01:40:16 AM »

Does that mean that with no vac you get 4wd or does it default to no front wheel drive?
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« Reply #4 on: 01 December, 2020, 21:24:18 PM »

No the lever physicaly changes from 2wd to 4wd irrispective of the vacuum. The diference is that if the front diff does not engage, because there is no vacuum, you still only have 2wd in spite of the prop turning. If you get under the truck and look at the front diff you will see a small piston, its this that engages the diff. If you get someone to change from 2 to 4wd you should see the piston operate, if they are not used often they can stick. Pull the rubber boot off and try a little WD or a little grease and operate it by hand. It's a good idea if you don't use the 4wd often to change the gear lever in and out of 2 and 4wd a few times each week just to keep it free hope this helps.
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