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1995 dodge 3500 4wd wont engage have shifter on floor light wont come on or 4wd wont engage

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Any time your dealing with a 4x4 system the best start is at you front axle. Its primarily a vacuum leak so check to see if the 2 vac lines are hooked up (its good to check the electric connections.). When your 4 wheel drive is engaged and the motors running you should have vacuum at one or both of thee lines depending on if your in 4 hi or low .
If no vacuum at axle check the Vacum switchs(the plug with 4 vac lines) on top of the transfer case it will have 2 feed lines(grey & green) they conect in to the into the vacum harness on back of motor (passanger side). A vacum schematic is normally located on the raditor core support (right under the hood next to hood release)
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    Grey line is the vacuum feed and goes from firewall to transfer case vacuum switch (TCVS)(which is on top of the transfer case). Green is vented to atmosphere from the (TCVS) with a filter on the end. Red and black (or blue?) come off TCVS to the front axle disconnect vacuum pot. Grey line always has vacuum and is ported via the TCVS to the red line when the 4x4 handle is selected to 4x4. It is all mechanical. The electrical switch on the axle vacuum pot only activates the "4X4" light on the cab when the axle is connected.

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My 96 dodge ram 1500 5.2 4wd is not working. I did put a new engine in it but I was told it's a vac leak but I don't know what vac line to check. Please help me the snow is coming

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