How to Replace Front Axle Lock Actuator 06-16 Dodge Ram 1500

How to Replace Front Axle Lock Actuator 06-16 Dodge Ram 1500

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1A Auto shows you how to repair, install, fix, change or replace a failing, defective, or corroded 4WD front axle vacuum actuator. This video is applicable to the 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 Dodge Ram truck.

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• 13mm Socket
• Ratchet
• Drain Pan

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Harpoon2theRescue says:

How do you know it's bad and needs replacing?

silverfox says:

i have a 2013 1500 sport and my 4×4 light just blinks at me for about 30 seconds when i push it and the 4×4 wont engage think this might be my problem?

David Nilsen says:

Very interesting, the 1st Gen RAM's used a vacuum actuator that would fail when the rubber diagram would age and crack. Interesting that RAM went with a lil'electric motor.

031987 says:

What's weird is with my ram the actuator moved in and out but 4×4 wasn't working so I manually put it in 4×4 position and vola 4×4 put it on jack stands with actuator back on and it was stuck in 4×4 put my spare actuator from my spare diff and it's working wondering if maybe not enough power in old actuator to move the slider under load

adam freake says:

My 4×4 turns on but there is a grinding noise in the front when i spin the tires, would this be the issue?

ItsTwisted says:

Fixed my problem thank you!

the darknight says:

my 4 wheel
drive is not working i set on the 4 wheelbut it seemsthe fron wheel is not working only the reAr. can you help how to fix. thanks a lot

Gary D says:

After replacing the actuator on my 09 Dodge Ram 1500 slt the service 4WD light came on and won’t go into 4WD. Any ideas?

John 3:16 says:

Will this work on the 1998 Dodge Ram Dana axle60??

Brad 435 says:

How do I diagnose a bad actuator

Joel Salas says:

How did you determine that the old Front Axle Lock Actuator was working properly?

Nickolas Blevins says:

Would this part be responsible for my 4WD light turning on but my truck not locking it's front wheels?

darkscar drakon says:

Hey i hope you guys see this but iam having an issue. I have a 2014 ram 1500 and i was trying to install my actuator but the forks dont align with the collar any ideas?

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