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4x4 Actuation Motor off Transmission - NOT off Front Diff
« on: November 27, 2017, 03:15:07 PM »
Hi All,
I have tried to find information about a replacement 4x4 actuation motor for my Eagle, but I have only been able to find information about the actuator itself off the transmission/transfer case.  Am I missing an actuator/vacuum motor that hangs off the side of the transmission.  I couldn't find anywhere to plug the three stray lines that came from the front differential and have had no luck finding this part anywhere.  I am wondering if I need to search a little harder for some ports to plug my lines in to or if this elusive motor actually does exist.  Any help is appreciated.
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Re: 4x4 Actuation Motor off Transmission - NOT off transfer case
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2017, 05:50:52 PM »
The actuator aka vacuum motor is for the transfer case. There isn't one for the transmission.
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Re: 4x4 Actuation Motor off Transmission - NOT off transfer case
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2017, 09:05:05 PM »
The actuator aka vacuum motor is for the transfer case. There isn't one for the transmission.

I saw the one on the front differential and the lines that go from the differential to the transmission/transfer case and there was a bracket hanging off the side of the transmission/transfer case that had nothing on it.  I looked for ports that the lines could have connected to and I couldn't find anything.  I've also looked for a diagram of this on the transmission, but the diagrams I have seen didn't have what I was looking for.
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Re: 4x4 Actuation Motor off Transmission - NOT off transfer case
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2017, 09:18:57 AM »
I'm a little confused. You by chance aren't​ calling the front axle the transfer case? The transfer case is bolted to the back of the transmission.
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Re: 4x4 Actuation Motor off Transmission - NOT off transfer case
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2017, 03:19:26 PM »
Have you tried looking through the epedia



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Re: 4x4 Actuation Motor off Transmission - NOT off transfer case
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2017, 05:37:37 AM »
I'm a little confused. You by chance aren't​ calling the front axle the transfer case? The transfer case is bolted to the back of the transmission.

Yes I was.  Not sure how I got that in my head.  Edited for clarity.

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Re: 4x4 Actuation Motor off Transmission - NOT off transfer case
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2017, 05:38:16 AM »
Have you tried looking through the epedia

I did look at the Eaglepedia, but I didn't have any luck.

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Re: 4x4 Actuation Motor off Transmission - NOT off Front Diff
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2017, 12:01:09 PM »
They were available new for a while, but they were expensive. They were used on Grand Wagoneers, also. Your best hope is finding a used one.
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Re: 4x4 Actuation Motor off Transmission - NOT off Front Diff
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2017, 12:57:53 PM »
Later Eagles had no actuator on the front diff.   Did someone swap in a later diff on your car??   Does your front diff have the "actuator box" cast into it??   Now I'm confusing myself!!
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Re: 4x4 Actuation Motor off Transmission - NOT off Front Diff
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2017, 06:09:03 PM »
Go to '84 - '88 parts section in the EPedia then section 38. You should find the parts there .
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Re: 4x4 Actuation Motor off Transmission - NOT off Front Diff
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2017, 11:11:51 AM »
what year Eagle is he talking about. those vacuum motors are not interchangeable between the transfer case & front axle.
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Re: 4x4 Actuation Motor off Transmission - NOT off Front Diff
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2017, 07:15:48 PM »


I stumbled across this diagram.  I believe what I'm looking for is the transfer case shift motor.


 

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