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I recently picked up a 96 Chevy extended cab. The previous owner did a straight axle conversion. The truck has a 6" suspension lift and a 3" body lift. The problem I'm having is the truck will not engage in 4 wheel drive. Is it possible that the opening in the floorboard for the transfer shifter is not big enough due to the 3" body lift? Could the shifter be hitting the floorboard before it fully engages in 4 wheel drive? If so, I should be able to adjust the linkage to compensate for it. Anyone have any suggestions, or similar problems? Here are a couple of pictures of my truck.


 

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Yes, that's a good possibility. Yet another reason body lifts suck. I din't know if there is enough adjustment in the linkage to clear. You can bend the shifter handle to clear, or cut some of the floor. You might want to remove the shifter handle and shift the 'case manually with a pair of pliers to check and make sure the transfercase is functioning properly before you start bending and/or cutting.
 

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You sure its the transfer case not engaging? I know its dumb, but I gotta ask, did you check to see if the driveshaft was spinning? You could very well be on to something with the linkage/body lift issues.

Like guidolyons said, I would take the linkage off, and use pliers to shift the T-case into 4wd, check to see if driveshaft is spinning.

If you feel it lock into what would be 4wd, but no driveshaft spin, then T-case isnt working properly. IF it is, then its front axle issues. I know its dumb, and it could be a simple clearance issue with linkage, but you still gotta check to make sure its not mechanical...

Sharp truck by the way
 
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