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4 wd is not engaging

I noticed this morning driving up some snow covered hills. Normaly the back end will kick out to side about a foot and then the "4X Auto" kicks in and straightens it right out. Today it happened twice and the front wheels did not engage. I got to work and pressed the "4 High" several times and nothing happened, it did not engage and the 4W lights on the dash did not light up.

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  • sally_fredsa Nov 12, 2008

    I have a similar problem. Mine will go into 4wd but then it just slips right back out whenever it feels like it. Sometimes it is within seconds of putting it 4wd or sometimes it will stay for a couple minutes. But it always eventually falls out.

  • rto68 Nov 13, 2008

    Well............I thouht I had it fixed by playing with the fuses. I got thr buttons to work again and it went into 4x4. Know I am almost positive that it is stuck in 4x4 now. It seems to drive fine when you are going but when you take a turn at slow speed it make a horible sound and vibration.




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     There is a module behind the glove box that is known for failing. usually though it done work at all.

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you might have just had a bad connection
could you pleas rate my solution thanks
later paul

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