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Opening the 4WD Shift Motor Position Sensor

Thread in 'Drivetrain: 4x4' started by Yardsale, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. Yardsale

    Yardsale Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    2001, gen 1. Does anybody know how to open the 4WD shift motor position sensor? This one is supposedly a third generation, sealed position sensor. As shown in the first image, it does come apart, but when I tried, the outer case started cracking at the "seam" (blue arrow area).
    TransferCaseShiftMotor005.jpg TransferCaseShiftMotorPositionSensor003a.jpg
     
  2. EddieS'04

    EddieS'04 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Have you resrearhed, to make sure. The position swith is not potted electronics. That cant be a repaired or exchange part.
    Just a thought, Im a 4x2. But as a retired inst. tech. I run into thing like that all the time. I tear down parts only to find out it is a dead end....GL
     
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    Yardsale Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    I agree that it could be kaput, I can't really determine that until get it open. Note that when I state "sealed" I mean no screws or clips to open it - it is by no means actually sealed, as I was able to get contact cleaner sprayed inside.
    I guess, since that seam area is inside the shift motor housing when installed, I could make a few slits in that outer case with a utility knife, so I could pop it off.
     
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    Yardsale Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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