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Dorman - OE Solutions 4WD Actuator, Vacuum, Front

Part No. 600-102 Warranty Details  

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More like a complete kit, our Four-Wheel Drive (4WD) Actuator comes with all the parts to complete the repair. Since this part is a direct replacement, the exact fit adds efficiency and convenience.

Product Features:
  • Includes all necessary gaskets and seals (where applicable)
  • Sealed for leak resistance
  • Engineered for durability against harsh road and weather conditions, including water intrusion
  • Quality tested to ensure trouble free installation and performance
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Housing Material:Metal and Plastic
Terminal Quantity:2
Terminal Type:Pin
Wiring Harness Included:No

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Dorman - OE Solutions4WD Actuator, Vacuum, Front
 
2.8

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

  • Flimsy (5)

Best Uses

  • Trucks (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Mechanic (5), Truck enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Worked Like a Charm

Fit as it should. Works properly. I would recommend this part.

Fit as it should. Works properly. I would recommend this part.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

update to 5 star review, junk

I gave this 5 stars 2 months ago when I first purchased and installed. Probably because it matched and was easy to install. It turns out that the negative reviews citing poor quality were...Read complete review

I gave this 5 stars 2 months ago when I first purchased and installed. Probably because it matched and was easy to install. It turns out that the negative reviews citing poor quality were correct. After about a month, found that the unit had failed. The thin plastic diaphram had cracked in multiple spots and the metal piece behind it had bent. Brought it back to the store and was able to get a replacement under warranty. Installed new unit and had same failure again about a month later. Keep in mind both units did work after being installed initally. Brought back second defective unit and having the Wells version (part# SW2083) special ordered. I would not buy this Dorman part again, go with a higher quality version. Will review the Wells actuator once I've received it and had it installed for more than a month.

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1.0

25 minutes.

By 

from Winston Salem, NC

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Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions 4WD Actuator, Vacuum, Front:

Wow, it's been a while since I bought something this poor. 4wd went out at the end of a trip to the mountains. I left it to fix when I got back to the city. Bought this from Advance to replace the old one with a small split, it seemed overpriced. Fitted in fine, a 5min test showed that I had 4wd again. 3 weeks layer I'm back in the mountains with work to do in the woods. I put the truck in 4wd for the last mile, which is about 20 minutes. I don't get to my cabin as this piece of junk split its diaphragm before I got there. It was in use for under 30 minutes. I saved the trip by wiring the 4wd cable into 4wd. Lesson learned, read reviews!

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1.0

update to 5 star review, junk

By 

from Olathe, KS

About Me Casual Driver

Pros

  • Was In Stock

Cons

  • Flimsy
  • Poor quality

Best Uses

  • Trucks

Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions 4WD Actuator, Vacuum, Front:

I gave this 5 stars 2 months ago when I first purchased and installed. Probably because it matched and was easy to install. It turns out that the negative reviews citing poor quality were correct. After about a month, found that the unit had failed. The thin plastic diaphram had cracked in multiple spots and the metal piece behind it had bent. Brought it back to the store and was able to get a replacement under warranty. Installed new unit and had same failure again about a month later. Keep in mind both units did work after being installed initally. Brought back second defective unit and having the Wells version (part# SW2083) special ordered. I would not buy this Dorman part again, go with a higher quality version. Will review the Wells actuator once I've received it and had it installed for more than a month.

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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Easy to replace

By 

from Carmichaels, PA

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trucks

    Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions 4WD Actuator, Vacuum, Front:

    Easy to replace

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    5.0

    exact part needed to fix 4 wheel drive

    By 

    from Olathe, KS

    About Me Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Exact Replacement

    Cons

    • Mounting Screws Provided

    Best Uses

    • Trucks

    Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions 4WD Actuator, Vacuum, Front:

    Discovered 4 wheel drive wasn't working on first winter storm of the year. Wanted to try to do myself. Removed old part and installed new. Everything went fine, probably about 30 minutes total. Only thing was had a little trouble using the new mounting screws provided, so just used the old ones. Be sure and keep those those old screws in case you need them.

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    1.0

    CAUTION! The warranty has changed.

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    from Hicksville N.Y.

    About Me Self Repairer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Warranty Only 1 Year

      Best Uses

        Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions 4WD Actuator, Vacuum, Front:

        I checked the actuator online last week and it had a LIFETIME WARRANTY. Bought it 10-25-13 and noticed my receipt stated only 1YEAR WARRANTY. I hope it is not as bad as some con comments say it is. If it's that good, why change the WARRANTY ? CHECK OUT ALL COMMENTS PRO& CON.

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        1.0

        junk

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        from mi

        Pros

          Cons

          • Flimsy

          Best Uses

            Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions 4WD Actuator, Vacuum, Front:

            dont buy waste of money!!!

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            (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Easy Installation

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            from Hughesville, Pa

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            • Easy To Use

            Cons

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              Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions 4WD Actuator, Vacuum, Front:

              Easy installation. bout 30 minutes to remove and re-install.

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              1.0

              Junk!

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              from Michigan

              About Me Mechanic

              Pros

                Cons

                • Flimsy
                • Part Does Not Hold Up
                • Poor quality

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions 4WD Actuator, Vacuum, Front:

                  This part is junk. It has been replaced twice now and needs to be replaced a 3rd time. Since it is warrantied, the last replacement was no cost other than the time to have it installed. Part has not held up for a winter yet! Replacement lasted not even 2 months and this is with minimal 4 wheel drive use.

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                  (6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Exact fit but

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                  from Albany, Maine

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

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                      Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions 4WD Actuator, Vacuum, Front:

                      the retainer for the cable is a very loose fit. had to moditfy the retainer to make sure it would pull the actuator cable for the 4WD.

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                      (6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Worked Like a Charm

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                      from Morgantown, WV

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                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

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                          Comments about Dorman - OE Solutions 4WD Actuator, Vacuum, Front:

                          Fit as it should. Works properly. I would recommend this part.

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                          • Q:

                            Where can I buy the spring clip that goes in each end to lock the cable in the Actuator and 1 inside the cable housing. Thanks , Keith
                            Asked on 2/3/2015 by none from Frederick, Md 21703

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                              I'm happy to help, Keith! The clip that holds the cable in the Dorman - OE Solutions 4WD Actuator (Part No. 600-102) is included with the actuator. If you need a replacement for the clip only, I suggest checking with your local Advance Auto Parts or CARQUEST store.

                              Answered on 2/4/2015 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                          • Q:

                            I have removed the battery and battery tray, when i switch to 4wd this does pull in, not as far as i saw on a u tube video. When I switch back to 2wd it does release, but doesn't appear to be fully released there is still wrinkles in the rubber diaphram, when it is pulled in i can take and depresss it more by hand. when activated should this pull in fully, and when unactivated should it release fully? When the linkage is disconnected the diaphram does pull all the way in.
                            Asked on 1/5/2014 by Brent from Rochester, NY

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                              A:

                              Hi Brent, good question! You may have an issue with the cable. Have you tried leaving the cable on the actuator and disconnecting it from the differential ? If so, check your vacuum lines and make sure there are no leaks. However, I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not solve or be the problem.

                              Answered on 1/7/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                          • Q:

                            How will I know if the actuator is faulty? If I do purchase a new one is it difficult to install? I have replaced the transfer case motor and the module located on the pasenger side.
                            Asked on 12/5/2013 by Jeff from Palm Coast Florida

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                              A:

                              Hi Jeff! Glad I could help you out. If you apply vacuum to the actuator and it does not move then it is faulty. You need to remove the battery and battery tray and then remove the 3 bolts that hold this to the bracket. Then you will need to remove the cable that runs to the front axle. Then you would re-install the cable in the new actuator.

                              Answered on 12/6/2013 by Max from AAP
                          • Q:

                            i have a 1998 chevy blazer and it is push button 4x4 and it was working but now it won't go in 4 wheel drive and the button don't light up could it be the actuator gone bad
                            Asked on 11/1/2012 by blazer owner

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                              A:

                              Sorry, without the presence of your vehicle we would not be able to properly diagnose it nor provide you with a 100% answer. We would suggest that you take your vehicle to a certified mechanic for further diagnosis. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                              Answered on 11/2/2012 by Steve from AAP
                          • Q:

                            where is part located on truck
                            Asked on 9/15/2012 by tazman

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                              A:

                              For further assistance regarding the Dorman - OE Solutions 4WD Actuator, Vacuum, Front (Part# 600-102), please provide the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle. This information would help us to assist you in a better way.

                              Answered on 9/16/2012 by Rick from AAP
                          • Q:

                            i have a 2001 gmc jimmy. it will not go into 4 wheel drive can this be the problem.when i hit the 4hi all it does is click..
                            Asked on 1/28/2012 by 1111111 from akron ohio

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                              A:

                              The 4WD Actuator Switch  should be the possible cause of the problem on your Gmc jimmy . This Dorman - OE Solutions 4WD Actuator with part# 600-102 fits your 2001 GMC Jimmy.

                              Answered on 1/30/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                          • Q:

                            Ok I have a 2000 blazer and it will not change from 4wd back to 2wd anyone know the answer?
                            Asked on 1/17/2012 by Tre the barber from Wattsburg, pa

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                              A:

                              The 4WD Actuator Switch  should be the possible cause of the problem on your blazer. This Dorman - OE Solutions 4WD Actuator with part# 600-102 fits your 2000 Chevrolet Blazer.

                              Answered on 1/17/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                          • Q:

                            i have a 2000 blazer i sounds like the hubs are trying lock in at high speed and when you slow down almost to a stop you can hear it click in. could the actuator be bad? also could you tell me when the actuator is pulled back are the hubs lock in or not? thanks
                            Asked on 5/4/2011 by Anonymous

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                              A:

                              Without the presence of your vehicle we would not be able to properly diagnose it nor provide you with a 100% answer. However, we would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not solve or be the problem

                              Answered on 5/4/2011 by David the Dynamite Parts Guy from AAP
                          • Q:

                            I have a 2000 s10 blazer and i can put it in 4 low and it sounds like it locks in but my front wheels doesnt lock in! could this be my actuator
                            Asked on 4/29/2011 by JohnneyTwoTone from Morganton Nc

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                              A:

                              I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not (solve/be) the problem.

                              Answered on 5/20/2011 by Just Ask Jacob! from AAP
                          • Q:

                            I have a 98 chevy blazer 4x4. When you slow down from doing 55mph it sounds like the front axle is tiring to engage. if you hit the switch to 4 wheel drive then back to 2 wheel dive it stops. in till the next time you go over 55mph. Will it be this switch?
                            Asked on 4/28/2011 by russ

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                              A:

                              I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not (solve/be) the problem.

                              Answered on 6/10/2011 by Just Ask Jacob! from AAP
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                              A:

                              I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not (solve/be) the problem.

                              Answered on 6/10/2011 by Just Ask Jacob! from AAP
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