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Shift position indicator has moved from D for drive to 2. How do you fix it?

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First verify if it is a shift position problem or an indicator problem. If the position is wrong, there is a shift linkage from the gear shift to the transmission that can be adjusted. If it is the indicator, then it is in the gear shift mechanism proper. I don't think it is possible for the transmission to change the angular position of the control shaft that engages various gears, etc. But the linkage could change.

While troubleshooting this problem, try to figure out why it happened. Is something loose? Did something bend the linkage while you were out 4-wheeling? Is something else about to break? Are your motor mounts OK, or has the physical position of your engine relative to the gear shift mechanism changed for any reason? I never had a vehicle do this, but maybe you are just lucky.

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From N to 4H

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If the vehicle is moving, we recommend

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mph) during this operation.

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• When shifting between the transfer

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will blink and the buzzer will sound.

• If it is difficult to shift between "4H" and

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transfer switch. Be sure to wait until traffic

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From 4H LOCK to 4L LOCK

Stop the vehicle completely, place the

transmission in "N" (Neutral) and depress

the brake pedal and the clutch pedal fully

(if equipped), then push in and turn the

switch to shift into "4L LOCK".

From 4L LOCK to 4H LOCK

Stop the vehicle completely, place the

transmission in "N" (Neutral) and depress

the brake pedal and the clutch pedal fully

(if equipped), then push in and turn the

switch to shift into "4H LOCK".

From 4H LOCK to 4H

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vehicle is moving.

Position the front wheels straight ahead

and turn the switch to shift into "4H". If the

vehicle is moving, we recommend that the

speed be less than 100 km/h (60 mph) during

this operation.

NOTE:

• When shifting between the transfer

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position is unmatched, all 4WD indicators

will blink and the buzzer will sound.

• If it is difficult to shift between "4H" and

"4H LOCK" while the vehicle is moving,

try accelerating and decelerating your

vehicle several times after turning the

transfer switch. Be sure to wait until traffic

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(if equipped), then push in and turn the

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tion for 5 seconds until the "N" indicator

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speed be less than 100 km/h (60

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If you operate the vehicle while a

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