Go Back   Chevrolet Forum - Chevy Enthusiasts Forums > Current Chevy Trucks, SUV's, Crossovers & Vans > Colorado
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search

Colorado The compact pickup from Chevy, offering the usefulness of a larger truck without the fuel bill of one.

Chevrolet Colorado
Platform: GMT 350, GMT 31XX

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 10-01-2008, 03:55 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 1
Default Service 4wd

Hello,

My Serv 4wd light is on and I am trying to figure out how to diagnose it.

05 Chevy Colorado LS
3.5 l
Z71 Crew Cab
about 38,000 miles

I took it to an auto zone, but they were unable to read the codes for the 4wd. I disconnected the battery to try and reset the codes, but it came back on almost immediately. I can't switch to 4wd, in fact there isn't even an amber light on saying it is in 2wd. I am stuck feeling like the only possibility is to take it to a dealership. Any ideas on how I can pull the codes on the 4wd system? Thanks!
Register today for free or log-in if already registered to remove this ad!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-02-2008, 04:59 AM
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 88
Default RE: Service 4wd

There will usually be a code e.g. DTC C0327 encoder motor circuit fault. But you need tech2 to pull the codes.

The transfer case shift control module has 4encoder circuits, and each circuit is supplied 12volts. These 4circuits are A, B, C, and P, and each circuit runs to a switch located inside the encoder/motor assembly. When a particular encoder circuit is active, the switch is closed, and the 12volts are grounded by the switch inside the encoder.
The transfer case shift control module supplies 12volts on all the circuits. The module can interpret the location of the transfer case shift position when the circuits are grounded.
This DTC detects a fault when it compares the shift sequence/strategy to a chart located in read only memory (ROM), within the electronic control unit (ECU), within the transfer case shift control module. This is accomplished by the module reading the different combinations of encoder signals being grounded while others remain high depending on what mode or range the transfer case is in.

The transfer case shift control module sets the DTC when the encoder signals do not match the chart contained in ROM. This DTC can be set while no shift is requested or while a shift is being performed.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-02-2008, 10:46 PM
shawnvw's Avatar
Super Moderator
Professional Mechanic
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 2,571
Default RE: Service 4wd

other mom and pop shops should be able to read the codes for you. AutoZone will probably just have a cheapo code reader, where as another shop will have some money invested into a good scan tool. If you don't want to go to a dealership, i'd try a local shop
__________________

If you have a question, ask it in the forums. I will no longer be answering questions sent to my email.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-13-2010, 10:00 PM
CF Beginner
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: bronx
Posts: 2
Send a message via AIM to jeromeearl783 Send a message via Yahoo to jeromeearl783
Default

where is the transfer case module located
Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2010, 10:00 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
4wd, case, chevrolet, chevy, code, encoder, module, motor, reader, reads, reset, serv, service, silverado, transfer, z71


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Join Chevroletforum
Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Our Sponsors
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:41 PM.

Internet Brands, Inc.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.

Emails Backup