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Four Wheel Drive light

I noticed that when i shift my trans into 4x4, the dash light does not come up? But when i first start the suv, it comes on then goes off during the inital gauge check when starting, even if no engaged? Any fixes or ideas?

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  • mjguarino Jan 28, 2009

    can you tell me where to locate the the vaccum switch on the front axle, or the general location? would be very helpful, and do u know how to lock and unlock the hubs to engage the 4x4

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There's a vaccum switch on your front axle thats probably corroded and stuck. It's common, especially if you don't use very often. There could be other problems but this is most common. Of course check to see if the vaccum lines are still attached. Mines bad too and I could only find it at the dealer. It was $180.00. If your mechanically inclined, read about this on isuzuforums.com and buy manual front hubs and by pass this system. New warn hubs are only $80.00 and much stronger, this is a very easy modification.

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