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4 wheel drive problems on dodge dakota v8 mag

My truck at random will engage into 4 hi or 4 low on it own, rather its turned on or not.

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  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2008

    same

  • kylehugg Nov 09, 2008

    same problem but with 06

  • WMKuhlow Nov 16, 2008

    Did you guys get this problem figured out? When I take me truck into the dealership, it will never do it for them, plus I think they are lazy and the only diagnosis they will do is hook the truck up to the computer, and no codes come back to them

  • tim monroe
    tim monroe Apr 01, 2014

    I've got on 05. same problem goes onto 4 wheel drive at random

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jonbrown725
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SOURCE: 2000 F350 Super Duty Will not go into 4 wheel drive

I have recently had this problem with a customer. It seems the 4x4 low will only engage in neutral with the brake applied. And also check fuse. Then select drive and you will feel it lock in. Don't "goose" the fuel when attempting this.

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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SOURCE: dodge dakota stuck in 4 wheel low

Dodge Dakota stuck in 4 wheel low....

Posted on Jan 04, 2010

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SOURCE: 1995 Dodge Dakota Pick up

go to Didgeforums.com.

I had a similiar problem, found the solution there. It was the wiring harnes on the drivers side under the hood, just above the wheel well. there are a cluster of wires in a bundle. I unpacked the bundle carefuly and sure enough the were two or three wires all coroded, had wite powder from corosion. repaired the connections and bingo. I posted details at dodgeforums.com. browse around there. I posted pictures as well. this is a common problem.

Posted on Sep 05, 2008

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SOURCE: My 2004 F-150 Ford Truck will not engage into 4 wheel drive low.

I am going to ask a dumb question....do you have it in neutral and the brake mashed when you switch to 4WD LOW? I believe that is what my book says to do.

Posted on Oct 27, 2008

jmassengill
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SOURCE: 2001 Dodge Dakota

I'm assuming this truck has Power Steering. (my 2000 Dodge Dakota does) Because the power steering pump is causing a strain on the engine when you turn the steering wheel and it is also being strained by putting the truck in 4 wheel drive, A simple tune up might be in order. By tune up I mean spark plugs, spark plug wires, air cleaner, Distributor cap and rotor button. I would also check the timing on the engine and if possible change the fuel filter (The fuel filter is a real bear on this truck because it is in the fuel tank along with the fuel pump and sending unit)

Posted on Nov 10, 2008

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