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Check to see that the wheels are locked don't bother to see if the wheels are locked your truck does not have manual locking hubs. it is an automatic system which uses a vaccuum to engage the front axle. if you look at the back side of the axle you will see a few wires going to the right side. if this system is not engaging the front axle then you will not have four wheel drive as long as you have an open differential in the front. if you have a locker or a limited slip in the front then you should still have 3 wheel drive with the drivers side front being the only one turning. if this isn't the case then your transfer case is probably the culprit.

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Q: Why would the 4 wheel drive not engage on a 1996 Dodge Ram 1500?
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