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4x4 will not engage on arctic cat 300 4x4

Lever moves from 2x4 to 4x4 but 4x4 not engageing

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SOURCE: front axle - front drive shaft Toyota tacoma 1998 4x4

more than like have a broken axle shaft, un hook the rear drive shaft and put it in 4wd if it wont move then you know you got a broken axle shaft or spider gears broke in the pumpkin

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

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SOURCE: 4x4 not working when i shift it in 4x4 auto trans

Find the accuator on the front axle it has a two wire pigtail and threads into the axle housing. Check for power and ground if you have both when the transfer case is in 4x4 the replace the accuator. They are available at most parts stores and are a very common problem. Let me know how it goes.

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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SOURCE: 1996 S10 4x4 4x4 does not engage manual shift for transfer case

sounds to me like the selanoid that locks in the front axels in is not working. might be a place to start. easy chk. unplug it and take it out put 12 volts to it and see if it moves. you can also chk. to see if you got power to that plug. test with testlight. hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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SOURCE: 4x4 won't engage

I had similar issue with my 1997 f150. Dash said it was in 4 X 4 but it was not engaging the front end. It would "change gears" to low range in 4 lo so transfer case was moving. I found that to the firewall side of the battery is the shift solenoids and there are vacuum lines to them well long story short battery acid made the plastic lines very brittle and they broke. so not vacuum to the solenoids. so not vac to the differential so no engagement

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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SOURCE: 88 Suzuki samurai 4x4 will not engage.

The shifter sheet is worn out or not even there (its rubber) from multiple uses. It eventually decades.

Tons of Samurai enthusiast retailers carry them. Lowrangeoffroad, Petroworks, Trail Tough, and more.

They also carry the one for the tranny shifter.

Posted on Mar 17, 2009

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2x4 Hi is for normal driving in most weather and anytime you are driving over 50mph.

4x4 HI is for getting you unstuck from mud or snow and can be used up to 50mph but is not recommended for much faster. It is only designed to get you moving and unstuck, it will NOT make it any safer to drive faster on slick surfaces like rain, snow, or ice. Always drive slower on these kinds of surfaces.

4x4 lo (low) is for extreme 4x4 driving like trail riding and mud bogging to get over steep inclines and deep mud without burning up the clutch. 4x4 lo should never be used to drive faster than 25-35mph and should only be used in off road situations.

Neutral (on the 4x4 shifter) is mainly used if you are towing your jeep with any of the wheels on the ground. It completely disengages the transmission from the drive train so you can tow it without damaging the trans.

Now, to shift from one to another. My jeep may be different than yours and I haven't driven my jeep in a while (I had to sell it) but it should shift the same way.

First, make sure you are parked and the wheels are not moving. Put the main gear shift (5-speed) into Neutral, hold down the clutch and move the selector from 2x4 to 4x4 by first pulling the shifter to the side then moving it up or down. Some jeeps (especially older ones) may have a wheel lock on the outside of the wheel hub (AKA hub lock). This must be in the "LOCK" position for 4x4 and "UNLOCK" for normal 2x4 driving. Make sure it is fully engaged in the slot before shifting into 1st. Then you can drive normally, following the guidelines above.

The regular 5-speed transmission will shift just the same as before but you will notice that the jeep will drive much slower in 4x4 lo and it will have much more torque for those really sticky situations.

Good luck! Have fun! And if you do plan on doing some real 4x4'in or mud boggin' make sure you buy a winch for the front of your jeep or bring a friend who has a winch on their truck to get you unstuck from the worst of the worst! Don't forget to rate!

P.S. if you have problems with one or more 4x4 settings you can always shift back to 2x4. Make sure that if you are driving on the highway or in normal driving conditions, you are always in 2x4.

P.P.S. If you are near the Columbia, MO area send me a PM, I'd love to find some new friends to do some 4x4 driving with in the area so I can get back into the sport. I miss it.

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