Hello again folks! Knightblade here, Having a wee bit of an issue with my 07 H3. Every time I went through a car wash that has an underspray, after a while my "Serv 4x4" would come on and I'd be unable to shift to 4high-lock or 4-low lock or even Neutralize the transfer case. This would stay this way for about 5-8 hours or so, sometimes less depending on weather, and then would turn off and transfer case would return to normal functionality.
Anyways, I had it into my mechanics the other day after doing what they suggested by taking apart electrical connectors that are all visible from the underside of the vehicle, cleaned them with contact cleaner and then sealed them with electrical safe marine silicone. Thought "perfect! Won't be an issue!" Though I -did- find that my passenger side CV axle is shot so, I do need to replace that.
But that's beside the point; I went back through the car wash 24 hours after the fact as I was going to the mechanic to see about warranty work on the CV replacement, so decided to see if the light would come on again, ding ding! Light came on again even after I sealed it, but at least this time I was at the shop already and they actually saw the light on, and put the computer to it, got a code and said "Yep, its the encoder motor."
They said that its all rotted and there's definitely water getting in and the like. So I start doing some research on where to find a part, a "Transfer case encoder motor", or at least a part number that I could use to go to dealers and say "I need -this-." as apparently some places are calling it a Shift Actuator motor, or a four wheel drive actuator, -or- the encoder motor itself.
Does -anyone- know a parts number for this specific part and where I could get one in Canada -without- having to hack off an arm or leg or first born child? I will accept rebuilt ones, but definitely prefer new OEM parts if at all possible.
Please help! And thank you