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1992 Pajero 4wd system attempts to engage randomly, 4wd indicator lights blink

I own a 1992 Pajero, that has been well serviced over the years. Recently tho, while driving under normal road conditions, the 4wd system will attempt to engage out-of-nowhere -- causing varying levels of sound / churning from the drive system. When this occurs, I slow to a stop, place vehicle in neutral, shift the 4wd selector from 2wd into and back out of the 4wd position, and continue on my way. This seems to disengage the 4wd system, as the car drives normally from that point -- except that the center console will blink the 4wd engagement indicators (front tires on indicator).

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Whenever this warning light or any other stays on in the dash it is indicating that the systems control module (or the system sensor in the case of lights like low oil pressure, door open indicators etc.) has detected a fault, it then disables the system (this applies to ABS,TCS, TCM, SRS, TPMS and BCM faults and others) as long as the light is on. You must now have the dealer hook up a special electronic diagnostic tool and "scan" the system for the fault code that is stored for the problem(s)

Legend of Abbreviations. ABS Anti-lock brake system. TCS Traction control system, TCM Transmission control module, SRS Supplemental restraint system, BCM Body control module. TPMS Tire Pressure Monitor System

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SOURCE: 1992 4Runner 4wd will not engage

check the wires from the shifter for the transfer case they maybe discounected like mine were now mine works fine

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SOURCE: 2002 4Runner - 4 wheel drive indicator won't go off

When the transfer case is not engaged for extended periods of time, the motor inside for the 4WD sticks. Try this: Raise the vehicle on a hoist, and do some tapping on the case while switching the 4WD indicator. Sometimes, this will free up the contacts inside the 4WD shift motor.

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SOURCE: Loss 4WD drive while it was engaged

check your fuse box under the hood or in the cab on the drivers side,there is a fuse for the 4x4 or check the actuator that goes into your front diff the wire plug sometimes gets corroded and stops working.

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SOURCE: 91 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, 2WD won't engage, 4WD is fine!

check to see if front drive shaft is locked in by spinning it by hand, if it is there is a sensor on top of the tranfer case that has the vac lines connected to it. On the bottom of the sensor there is a ball. If the ball gets stuck open the vac stays on and the front end stays engaged no matter if your in 2 or 4. The sensor is like 22 dollars from chrysler.

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SOURCE: My 1999 chevy silverado 1500 four wheel drive

You probably have a bad encoder motor.It is located on the side of the transfer case on the drivers side.It is black.The other problem they had with these was the switch but you have already replaced this so your next thing is the encoder motor.Hope this helps.Good luck.

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http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2012/01/4x4-truck-makes-roaring-noise-in-front.html

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http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/4-wheel-drive-system-will-not-disengage.html

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2002 Jeep Wrangler: 4WD Idiot Light is ON?

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Traction control switch will not engage on 4WD High or Low

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