I dont use 4wd Low much, but i know it worked fine until the other day. Popped it in low and it worked fine, but when i tired to get it back in high i get the dreaded "Select Neutral" and it just flashes on the shifter. I know the motor is mostly working because sometimes when i attempt a shift into high it will get stuck halfway. Wont select any gear and will grind if i put it in park on either side.
Once i shift back to low, i wait a second and i hear it clunk into gear, then it drives fine in Low.
I dont need the low range right now but i need my truck. Ive searched all over for some info and this i what ive got.
1. Neutral switch could be bad. Which i hear is buried in the dash. Skip.
2. Motor terminals could be dirty...but i dont see any exposed terminals. Just those two sensor wires.
3. Motor itself could be bad. Possible.
Temp fix is to pull the motor and crank it back by hand (tools). Most people say this isnt hard and its only two bolts to get the motor out, but i see three bolts and they are NOT easy to get to. There is this big round thing in the way. What is that thing?
Im no stranger to working on vehicles but i am currently without a lift. Any tricks here? I just need to get her back in 4wd High until I get more time to diagnose this.