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How to shift to 4x4

In an 04 frontier. I tried to shift in to 4wd at about 30mph, while still in drive, by just pulling back the shifter. It made a terrible grinding sound. after that I pulled over and put it in 4wd while parked, the 4wd worked great after that.

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Yeah you aint suppose to put it in 4X4 going that fast

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