4x4 vacuum actuator not moving on 1998 Ford F-150

lost 4 wheel peel. turn the switch and the light on dash comes on, can hear something engaging or sliding. wife turned the switch from 2h to 4h and back and forth. the actuator is not moving at all. need i look somewhere else or replace it. is it hard to replace for a diyer.

by in Elba, NY on December 30, 2012
1 answer 3 comments
ANSWER by on December 31, 2012
Go to www.alldatadiy.com to get the proper diagnostic procedure. Unless you have money to shoot parts at it. Contact me at jmgrhm30@gmail.com for more direction.
COMMENT by on December 31, 2012
was just on that site, not sure if i am doing something wrong. not working right for me. any other information please
COMMENT by on December 31, 2012
Contact me at jmgrhm30@gmail.com
COMMENT by on January 01, 2013
SENT YOU THE MESSAGE ON THAT E-MAIL. BUT I WILL JUST PUT THIS OUT THERE. ALREADY ATTEMPTED TO REMOVE THE ACTUATOR. WILL NOT BUDGE, TRIED A HAMMER AND CHISLE, DAMAGED THE PIECE THAT LOOKS LIKE BRASS THAT IS ACTUALY ALUMINUM. HOW DO YOU GET IT OUT NOW. I AM AT THE END OF MY ROPE. I LIVE IN WESTERN NY SO I DEFFINATELY NEED THE 4 WHEEL PEEL. CAN ANYONE HELP..PLS