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Old 10-04-2008, 05:56 AM   #1
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What is needed to make this into a toad? We will pick up a new 09 Safari Simba 34SBD next week. w22 workhorse.

98 s-10 blazer 4wd 4d auto trans with pushbutton tranfer case controls. Thanks
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Old 10-04-2008, 05:56 AM   #2
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What is needed to make this into a toad? We will pick up a new 09 Safari Simba 34SBD next week. w22 workhorse.

98 s-10 blazer 4wd 4d auto trans with pushbutton tranfer case controls. Thanks
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I beleve that unit is flat-towable as is - with the transfer case in neutral. Check the guide archives.

OK - I stand corrected. The push-button 4x4 does NOT have a neutral position. GM says not to tow it 4 down. You need a drive shaft disconnect system.
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Old 10-05-2008, 05:01 AM   #4
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Thanks for the update, per the manual it has no info on a neutral position in the transfer case control. Has anyone updated the control buttons to a later model say 2003-4 that would command the transfer case to stay in neutral? A salavge yard may have these a lot less than the approx cost of a disconnect system of $800.00 plus labor.
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Old 10-05-2008, 05:25 AM   #5
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If you change the transfer case, be sure to check if the factory front axle disconnect is working correctly, these are notorious for binding up and staying locked in. Even if you don't change the T-case it's good to have it checked, it's a big gas mileage killer.
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Old 10-05-2008, 05:46 AM   #6
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Your spot on, the switch on the transfer case was corroded. When changing oil/sevicing check for free movement in the front prop shaft when in 2wd wheels up.
I noticed a approx 2-3 mpg drop on the instant mpg read out and start checking.

My question on the transfer case is not to swap out the case but just the push button control module that has a neutral postion. .
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I had a '98 Blazer, and the transfer switch did NOT have a neutral position, which is what I think you are saying. Actually, the newer switches don't have a button for neutral either. You hold down 2 of the buttons at the same time (I forget which ones) for 15 or 20 seconds until the neutral LIGHT comes on.

I think the problem is the transfer case on the '98 Blazer does not have a neutral position. If that's the case, adding a new switch won't help a bit. Check the owner's manual to see what it says under "Recreational Towing."

Your best bet may be to dolly-tow the Blazer or check to see if Remco has either a disconnect kit or a lube pump for the '98 Blazer.
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