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Old 10-03-2016, 05:36 PM
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So i replaced the vac disco actuator a while back with a rugged ridge cable becouse it worked when it wanted to. now i have the same problem with the cable, i put in 4 and yank the hell out of the **** and drive forward and backwards and MAYBE it will engage, its a real pain. just wondering if someone has a similar issue or should i just put the lockout in.
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Doesn't that cable attach to the shift fork via e-clips? If so, maybe one has popped off. Good thing is it doesn't take much to pop off that cover and see.

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Doesn't that cable attach to the shift fork via e-clips? If so, maybe one has popped off. Good thing is it doesn't take much to pop off that cover and see.
possibly, ill have to do some investigating soon.
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possibly, ill have to do some investigating soon.
That's the only thing I can think of. Either that or something wrong with the fork.
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You could remove the whole cad system
ya i know but i kind of like the idea of the disconnect. but if i cant get it to shift right i might have to remove it.
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On paper the cad system sounds good,But in the real world if you don't use it at least once a month things rust in place.Or you end up wearing the fork out that slides over.
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So i found out why it wouldnt shift, the collar was siezed onto the axle, must have rusted a little. I freed it up seems to be working ok for now, i will try to shift it more often to keep it from happening again.
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Same thing goes for your hood latch also,I have seen many of them where the cable rusted in place from not being used.
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