Sounds like you need to check the adjustment of the transfercase linkage, also the shift fork in the t-case could be worn or the "shoes" on the shift rail may be wore out or gone. I have run into this on many full size rams, also the vac. lines from the t-case to the front axle get dry and cracked, losing vac. or not applying it at all. Check the vac. resivor under the hood and the source of vac. from the engine to the resivor.
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Richard, to answer your question I would need to know the Year/Make/Model of your vehicle. It may possibly be your brakes though. They will start doing that (making a clicking or squealing noise) when the pads are getting thin. This happens to give you a warning so they don't get to far gone and ruin your brake rotors. Now if you have a front wheel drive vehicle (which is why I asked what kind of car) and the clicking noise started when slowing down AND making a turn, then the problem is likely a CV joint going bad. Basically it's a universal joint at the front wheel that transfers the "power" to the wheel, and when it starts going bad it will give a clicking noise when slowing down AND turning. I would bet it's one of these two problems, and fixing either one shouldn't be to expensive. Good luck !
first check fuses,relays, and power connections -if good than check the control module for the 4wd check connections and for power ,next check the transfer case look at the actuator and casing for damage and or disconnected wires if u can use a rubber mallet do not hit with metal hammer [can damage crack housing] tap around actuator sometimes rod sticks a light tap makes it move gear out of 4wd
If the power steering pump were going bad you'd get a whining noise when turning at slow speeds. You'll also find it hard to turn the wheel. A slipping belt will give you the same indications. Now if the lock pin is engaging the lock plate while you're in motion that would indicate a loose pin.
Rav 4 is an all wheel drive vehicle not a 4 wheel drive as in jeep or Landrover. When you press the 4 wheel lock it activates a lock dog in the transfer case that means both front and back axles now drive as long as you have traction on at least 1 axle set. There is no means of allowing the front axle to speed up and slow down in relation to the rear axle ( as in going over a speed bump) and you get axle wind up which puts a load on all the drive train . The faster you go the bigger the load and so it kicks out over 25mph as obviously there is no need to have both front and back locked together at speed . It also makes steering harder to turn
Hi Correia, Having four wheel drive built onto a vehicle gives traction through all four wheels, meaning that if one of the four wheels looses traction all the driving motion is directed through that spinning wheel. When driving on snow, ice or mud, gently does it all the time! Gentle acceleration and slow down using gentle gear changes. Use the brakes as little as possible. Remember if you lock up the brakes and the vehicle begins to slide you'll have no control at all! Traction control is entirely different than four wheel drive. Traction control will control any wheel which begins to slip and thereby keep you in control. Regards Johngee10
sounds like the door lach is sticking
use some wd40 spray the lock and let it sit 4 a while
now since you have the inside skin off reach inside the door with 1 hand and try and open the door from the outside and see if the lock bar moves it usualy pushes down i think on a lach
if it goes up and down with no resistance make sure it is contacting the lach if yes make sure the door is unlocked
somtimes the lock is just stuck
after unlock open the door
push down on lock bar attached to lock then pull up on it if that fails to open door
after that all fails unlock door have friend pull handle and then give the door a good kick from inside just remember not the kick the glass
the 4 wheel low light will usually only blink because the low gear is meant for a very slow speed and usually wont activate with the vehicle in motion i would have to say the sudden switch to 4x4 though would probably be a short in the wiring some place