The 4WD transfer case encoder motor position sensor or the selector switch may fail causing the service 4WD message to be displayed. Fault code(s) stored in the transfer case control module will be of assistance in determining the exact fault causing the message to be displayed.
Service 4WD Message May be Displayed on GMC Sierra 2500 HD
Average mileage: 130,497 (89,000–194,291)
Drive Trains affected: 4WD, 5 Speed Transmission, 4WD, 6 Speed Transmission
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2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD- 4WD, 6 Speed Transmission91,625Visitor
the 4 wheel drive works but every now and then the service 4 wheel drive light comes on. Is it easy to fix and how expensive is it
Hey all. This morning like most mornings I used my automatic start to start my truck to warm her up (08 GMC Sierra 2500HD 6.6L SLT Z71). After letting her warm up I got out to get in and its roughly around 32 degrees. I get in and go to put her in drive and get a "Service 4 Wheel Drive" message in my DIC. I have never had this message pop up before. I tried turning her off then turning her back on, same message. Then it says put in N to reset, I tried that and nothing happened. The indicator light on the 4 wheel driv not illuminated as usual and the truck won't go into gear and drive at all. I checked the 4 wheel drive system fuse and it seem to be ok. Any Ideas??? And help would be much appreciated
2001 GMC Sierra 2500 HD194,291Visitor
4 by 4 switch will not engage, when truck is started n appears on switch then shuts off, display says service 4 wheel drive, when put into gear a rough jerking motion starts and truck seems to not want to shift up and in reverse truck will suddenly come to a lock stop and not want to back up anymore
2008 GMC Sierra 2500 HD91,000Visitor
Light just came on while in 4WD.
2010 GMC Sierra 2500 HD89,000Visitor
Message "service 4 wheel drive" on dash. Dealership says needs new switch and transfer module. Seems low mileage for 4 w drive to go out
2004 silvarado crew cab, 100000 miles, service 4 wheel drive message, code c0306, stuck in 4hi, cleaned ground on body mount no change.
2008 GMC Sierra 2500 HD165,000Visitor
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