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KIA Sorento 4WD not enguaging

Hi, I have a KIA Sorento 4x4 and the 4WD LOW indicator light comes on from time to time by it's self. I live in Seattle and we just got a BAD snow storm, so naturally I went to use the 4wd, and it won't enguage. Only the back wheels are spinning. Any thought's as to what may be happening? ie - Transfer case fluid? Bad switch?


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  • palesoul777 Dec 22, 2008

    P.S. It's a 2004 KIA Sorento

  • palesoul777 Dec 23, 2008

    what a crock of ****! I gotta join your premium plan just for a hand? Nice!! I'd rather take it to my mechanic. Later.

  • cyrilritchie Mar 17, 2009

    Kia 2005

    4WD light comes on and stays on... But 4wd not engaged.

    sometimes in tight Left turns (turning off mainroad to side road ) transmission will not downshift or allow switching to manual.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    4x4 doesn't work took it to ford dealer said transfer case was bad replaced transfer case still no 4x4



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Always make sure that whenever you engage into and out of 4x4, your gear lever is on N and not P.

so to reset it in now, switch on your engine with the hand brake up. set the gear lever to N, turn the knob to 4x4 Hi... wait 10 secs....switch it back to 2Hi...wait 10 secs and then return the gear lever to P and it should be ok.

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

  • Aaron Kimmie Nov 30, 2011

    This works !!!!!! Kia was going to charge me $1400 for a used diff, im a freaking happy camper. To whom ever posted this Thank You

  • Aref Bilal
    Aref Bilal Dec 03, 2011

    My pleasure Aaron, glad it saved you money



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