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4x4 low engagement

Shotta1 responded to a question I had about a 1998 pathfinder not being able to go into 4x4 low. He said the car had to be running and in neutral or off. The dealer said it would go into 4x4 low if the engine was off but nobody was able to get it to go into 4x4 low with the engine running while in neutral. It's hard for me to believe that Nissan would build a car that had to be off to engage 4x4 low. I'm sure it's a way to accompolish the task but not the only one. What if you had a low battery and were stuck in the snow? If you shut the car off to get it into 4x4 low you couldn't get it started again. Thanks for the help. cshoxie

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Ok let me be frank cshoxie I had actually owned a 1998 Nissan Pathfinder SE. The 4x4 lever is to the left of the gear shift. It looks like a manual tranmission gear shift. I could have engaged my even in DRIVE at LOW speeds.But wans't recommended by manual. However on the shift has 4-low and 4 HIGH but this vehicle would only go in 2-wheel and 4H.

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