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How to Install Replace Front Four Wheel Drive Actuator 2000-14 Chevy Suburban 1500

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  1. step : Removing the 4WD Actuator (0:17)
    • Raise and support the vehicle with a jack and jack stands
    • Disconnect the wiring harness
    • Twist the actuator out with groove-lock pliers
    • Remove the actuator
  2. step : Installing the 4WD Actuator (1:52)
    • Apply sealing tape to the threads
    • Twist the actuator into place
    • Connect the wiring harness

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To replace the four drive actuator motor, you should raise and support your vehicle. We've got it on a lift so that we can show you easier what we're doing. I will start by unlocking this connector here, just by taking a flat-bladed screwdriver. There's a lock, just going to pry it open, and pull the connector off.

You want to take a pair of large groove-locked pliers, and get them adjusted so they just fit around here. We're going to turn counterclockwise to sort of get that loose. You can reach up here with your hand and turn it out. We're going to use the pliers again.

This is our old four wheel drive actuator for the front axle of our vehicle. This is our new one from 1aauto.com. Same style connector, and the side looks the same. Same type of threads. This should work great in our vehicle.

I'm going to add some thread-sealing tape before we install it. Going to reach up, install it into our front axle, and thread it in clockwise. Get it as tight as I can by hand. Okay, we'll reinstall our connector. The job is complete.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Thread Sealing Tape

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Channel-Lock Pliers

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

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