answersLogoWhite
Chevy Blazer
GMC Jimmy
Chevy Blazer S-10

On a 1983 GMC Jimmy 4x4 what would keep the front differential from locking?


Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2007-02-15 20:37:10
2007-02-15 20:37:10

on most 83s the front axle is locked by vacume. There is a vacume canister on the right hand fender well under the hood check the vacume hoses to the transfer case

Related Questions

User Avatar

whichever it originally came with. the locking was not so common.

User Avatar

The actuator on the front differential may not be engaging to lock in the front axle. How can I fix it?

User Avatar

It's better than front wheel drive and even better if there is limited slip and very good if it has a mid differential lock. Manufactures have stopped installing differential locks because the drivers were activating them while a wheel was spinning and thus the splines would shear off the locking mechanism and render any 4wd useless.

User Avatar

It normally would have a 4wd written on the vehicle somewhere. To be sure just look under the front. If you see a differential it is 4wd. If no differential then it is not.

User Avatar

front differential turns all the time


Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.