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I don’t know how much the solenoid should move but generally solenoids don’t always have a tremendous amount of stroke as they are simple electro-magnets that cause the movement.
If the solenoid ohms are in range and it is actuating it’s likely operating ok. If the plunger was hanging up there be a great deal of heat buildup since the magnetic field is not collapsing (too hot to touch after a few minutes).
It’s very possible the sprag-like mechanism is broken so the contact position is off inside the transaxle.

Not certain what we are to make of the photo. Sorry.

hopefully some one might know the solenoid stroke but is likely a long shot.
Let us know how it all shakes out.
 

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Thanks for providing the feedback and great pictures showing the difference.

Is there any chance the solenoid can be dissected/disassembled to understand why the stroke is different?

Does the 4wd work now?
 

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Glad you have 4wd again.
The turbo project sounds interesting. How much boost do you plan on running?
 
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