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Once in 4wd I cannot get out of 4wd, it just stays locked in. The car is an automatic
I'm not sure if you are suffering 'wind-up'.Does your car seem to suffer a huge loss of power? If so, then try jacking up one wheel off the road.
Does the wheel spin around once it leaves the road surface? If so, then you just suffered 'wind-up'. That vehicle is not meant to stay in 4 wheel drive if not on mud or slippery surfaces. This will eventually cause catastrophic failure of the transmission, usually resulting in a smashed transfer box chain.
Once any 'wind-up' has been dealt with having released it from jacking one wheel off the ground, then select 2wd and road-test the vehicle. It should now be fine.
If the vehicle still won't deselect from 4wd, then you will need to check the transfer box for fault.
The transfer box and gearbox oil should regularly be checked for any signs of oil cross-contamination. There is an oil seal between these two boxes, and which keeps their respective oil from leaking through to each other's boxes. If your transfer box oil is reddish in colour, or shows a large excess of oil when removing the oil top up bung, then you likely have an oil seal issue.
Typical issues on that particular model are:
Transfer box chain failure.
Transfer box [internal] oil seal leakage.
Other things to keep an eye on with that particular model are:
Power steering pump oil seal.
Front wheel bearings. (increased failure when fitting wide profile tyres).
Steering track rods and track rod ends.(increased failure rate when fitting wide profile tyres)
Easy entry/break-in method: Remove right, rear light cluster with philips screwdriver. Using bobby pin or short wire, randomly short circuit visible wires within connector block until central locking automatically opens door locks.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I will assume you have the same thing as in a Suzuki Grand Vitara :
N : Neutral : use this when you tow your vehicle.
4H : Use it in normal road conditions, highway, etc.
4H Lock : Use it on offroad, snow, sand, ... etc
4L Lock : Use when you are stuck on snow or sand, BE CAREFUL, this mode is only for difficult situations, do not exceed 25 MPH, and do not use it in normal conditions.
Hope this help.
Posted on Mar 17, 2009
"N" is for Normal
"A/T" Is for Automatic Transmission
"P" is for Power
When "P" is selected a light that says "POWER"
comes on, it is just under the speedometer.
This switch is for the automatic transmission, it changes the shift points in the transmission for loaded or towing conditions when you need more power.
Posted on Mar 14, 2009
SOURCE: 1990 Suzuki Escudo 4 wheel drive
As far as I know the procedure should go something like this...
Stop the vehicle, engage the parking brake and if applicable, get out and turn the hubs on the front wheels from Free, to Lock.(You may not have these on a Suzuki, they may be auto-lockers)
Get back in the vehicle and put the transmission shift selector into Neutral.
If you have a manual transfer case, move the selector-shaft to 4x4-High, or 4x4-Low -- whichever is desired. Now, putting the vehicle in gear with the transfer case is sometimes somewhat difficult. As long as the vehicle's transmission is in neutral, don't worry, the gears inside the transfer case are big and beefy -- Don't be afraid to be rough -- Again as long as the transmission is in neutral. You may also have to disengage the parking brake and slightly let the vehicle roll forward or back with your foot-brake to get the Transfer case to lock into place.
Once 4x4 of the selected High, Or Low range is selected, usually indicated by the vehicle jerking slightly with a slightly loud clank/thud. Move the Transmission selector out of neutral into your desired gear (Drive if Automatic, if Manual, whichever gear you pull out from). and voila! You should now be in 4-Wheel-Drive.
To disengage 4-Wheel-Drive. Just reverse the steps.
Posted on May 16, 2008
I have locked my only key in the boot of my r reg saab 95... I think I might be able to drill into the reflector next to the lock in the boot and access the cable release ... but... is this feasible and where might I drill the hole? thanks.. Gary
Posted on Nov 09, 2009
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Posted on Jul 03, 2010
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