Replaces

1996-1996 Chevy K2500 Truck Front 2 Pin Style Connector Axle Shift Actuator (Built Before 1/96 Production Date)

This part replaces:

  • DORMAN 600-100
  • OE # 26013495
  • STANDARD MOTOR PRODUCTS TCA1T

  • New

This original style GM 4x4 truck front axle shift actuator is designed to REPLACE your original, defective shift actuator. This is a 1st design actuator. If your truck's current actuator has a black plastic case see part# 1AFWA00004.

Specifications:

  • 2 wire plug with round pin terminals
  • Mounts INTO front axle housing
  • Durable construction shift actuator
  • Direct bolt in replacement
  • Built to strict quality control standards
  • Improved gas filled heating element type activation

Installation

The 4 wheel Drive Actuator actually installs quite easily. Locate it on the front axle. Unplug it. Use a large adjustable or correct size wrench and remove the actuator. Reverse to install a new one.

How this four wheel drive actuator works

When you press the button in your vehicle an electrical current passes through the actuator. The actuator is filled with a gas. This gas expands when heated. The electrical current heats the gas the gas builds pressure and forces the plunger out which engages the front axle.

The Problem

There are a number of things that can go wrong to cause you not to be able to engage four wheel drive. Age, damage, and lack of consistent use are the most common reasons for these actuators to go bad. These actuators work in an unfriendly environment. Underneath the car attached to the drivetrain, they are subject to extreme temperature change as well as physical damage from dirt, debris, rocks, etc. The gas inside the actuator can leak out over time and/or from a fracture caused by road debris. There is a mechanical mechanism that can start to stick as time goes on. Sometimes these actuator just plain don't work in extreme cold weather as the gas actually does not get hot enough to expand. Many times these actuators are not used for 9-10 months or more during warm weather. A little moisture penetrating can quickly cause a malfunction. Any one, or combination of these can result in your 4WD system not engaging or not staying engaged.

Diagnosis

A VERY telling symptom that this particular part is your problem is if your 4WD engages when the weather is warm but either does not engage or takes a lot longer to engage when the weather is colder. On most vehicles you push a button for 4WD and an indicator light blinks until the actuator engages. While the light is blinking the electric current is heating the gasses. If you light continues to blink but does not engage or takes a long time to engage (more than 10 seconds) then this actuator is the problem.
Our manufacturer changed the mixture of gas in this new actuator so it is more sensitive at lower temperatures. This has solved the cold temperature problem. We suggest engaging your four wheel drive periodically even during good weather just to "work out" the part and make sure it does not stick.

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

  1. Removing the Four Wheel Drive Actuator (0:39)
    • Pull the four wheel drive actuator wiring harness of its bracket
    • Disconnect the wiring harness
    • Pull the wire out of its bracket
    • Twist the actuator loose with an adjustable wrench
    • Twist the actuator out by hand
  2. Installing the New Four Wheel Drive Actuator (1:11)
    • Twist in the new actuator by hand
    • Tighten the actuator with the adjustable wrench
    • Clip the wire back into its bracket
    • Reconnect the actuator wiring harness
    • Clip the harness back into its bracket

Tools needed for replacement:

    Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Adjustable Wrench

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I am very pleased with the overall purchasing experience with 1A Auto. My payment was processed immediately and accurately, and I received the part 7 days after I ordered it, which is really commendable because it had to be shipped to Canada and cross the border. I received the part, and installation was pretty easy. The only snag I ran into was that the 2 terminal connector had the wrong terminal and would not fit into my factory wiring harness. All it took though, was to take my old harness and wire it to the new shift actuator. Even with that snag, I would still rate it overall as excellent. The part is fully operational and my 4x4 is back in perfect working order. Thanks 1A Auto
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How-to Video:

(02:23 min)

Tools List:

    Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Adjustable Wrench



This part replaces:

  • DORMAN 600-100
  • OE # 26013495
  • STANDARD MOTOR PRODUCTS TCA1T

Vehicle Fit

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  • 1988-1995 GMC K1500 Truck Front Axle Shift Actuator
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  • 1988-1995 GMC K2500 Truck Front Axle Shift Actuator
  • 1996 GMC K2500 Truck Front 2 Pin Style Connector Axle Shift Actuator (Built Before 1/96 Production Date)
  • 1988-1995 GMC K3500 Truck Front Axle Shift Actuator
  • 1996 GMC K3500 Truck Front 2 Pin Style Connector Axle Shift Actuator (Built Before 1/96 Production Date)
  • 1992-1995 GMC Suburban K1500 Front Axle Shift Actuator
  • 1996 GMC Suburban K1500 Front 2 Pin Style Connector Axle Shift Actuator (Built Before 1/96 Production Date)
  • 1992-1995 GMC Suburban K2500 Front Axle Shift Actuator
  • 1996 GMC Suburban K2500 Front 2 Pin Style Connector Axle Shift Actuator (Built Before 1/96 Production Date)
  • 1992-1995 GMC Yukon 4WD Front Axle Shift Actuator
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