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How do the front wheels disengage from the front axle on a 1998 Dakota 318 5spd manual 4WD you don't see anything that acts as a hub nor is there any decoupling device built into the differential?


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December 09, 2009 5:12PM

The only disconnect is in the transfer case.

The only disconnect is in the transfer case.

On the front axle, on the right side there is a disconnect housing with a sift fork that moves a shift collar to engage the the axle. Inside the disconnect housing the axle from the pig stops and the axle to the wheel starts. The shift collar slide over both axles to bridge the gap. The shift fork is controlled by the motor assembly which is controlled by air lines.