@StircrayzyThe connector on that shift motor was seized so bad i had to basically destroy the motor side to get it loose.
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Two days now without an issue.
Not sure if anything electrical in the motor wouldve been sending bad juju to the pcm or if these two issues were coincidental?
Nothing in the service manual suggested anything would be related but without the proper scanner/software i cant read shift solenoid voltages in the trans to verify function.
For now im just crossing my fingers and leaving an escape route in case reverse goes out again. Think i may still run to a trans shop and get a checkup before any road trips.
Just so I'm sure that I'm understanding you correctly, you replaced one of the actuator motors on your transfer case (There are 2 of them an upper & a lower actuator motor) and that solved your problem, of not being able to shift into reverse??
If that's correct, that doesn't make sense to me at all.
Maybe a voltage issue from that actuator motor as you suggested (some of those wires do look rusty) but, that's definitely strange.
At face value, I really don't see how your T-Case actuator motor, should have any effect on your ability to shift into reverse, when all the transfer case does, is shift you into & out of, different modes of 4WD.
Definitely see a lot of rust underneath there.