A couple of months ago my bravada was doing the infamous crow hop on low speed turns. Figured it the the sensor in the encoder motor so I ordered one off ebay and it turned out to be broken. So I ended up putting the old one back in. The only problem was that the encoder motor somehow magically shifted itself so it would not line up the the clutch lever inside. So after much reading I figured out that I could get it to move to the correct position by hooking it up to the battery with speaker wire. The motor moved instantly into the correct position. I then proceeded to reinstall it. Test drove it the crow hop had magically disappeared. Everything was fine and dandy until the first snow fall today. The AWD won't kick in at all now no matter how bad i fish tail. I have no service indicators on my dash lit up at all (did not have any with crow hop issue either). I took the encoder motor back off and tried to test it in the same manner I did before with not much luck. I took it to an auto electric shop in town to have them look at it. They tested it on the spot and got it to move maybe 5 degrees (not much at all) and from my research it sounds like it's supposed to move 120 degrees and go back and forth when bench testing it. They are going to take it apart tomorrow and look for any signs of damage. Do you think the motor is the source of my issues? Would the motor being bad not trigger any service lights on my dash? Could it have locked in the 4wd drive mode and when I removed it the transfer case automatically went back into 2wd drive mode causing the mysterious misalignment on reinstall? Thoughts, feelings much appreciated!!