Hi, we own a 2000 dodge durango. It only gets shifted into 4 wheel drive 2 or 3 times a year. When we went to shift into 4 wheel drive noticed that the whole gear shift was flimsy flamsy like a wire or something had snapped or broke. Previously, when shifting it was tight and almost hard to get into 4 wheel drive so now for the whole thing to just fly back and forth and not engage we obviously have a problem. Any idea what it could be or how much to cost to fix. Thanks
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If it has a floor mounted lever than it is shift on the fly for 4Hi,
however most people prefer to go slower or be fully stopped to make sure
it fully engages properly. To shift into 4-Lo, you have to be rolling
at about 3MPH with the transmission in NEUTRAL. On the floor mounted
shifter, firmly shift into Lo without pausing in neutral. Don't be
afraid to be forceful, it's designed to be engaged firmly and quickly.
with it running place it in neutral , now either turn on or shift it into either 4wd high or 4wd low.. shift the tranny into reverse and roll back approx 5-10 ft you should be able to hear the hubs lock ..now your ready for the mud..have fun
Just to clarify, the "transmission" is not stuck in 4-Lo. It is the "transfer case" that is attached to the transmission that actually engages the 4-Hi and 4-Lo modes. To properly shift your vehicle into 4-Lo, you know that you have to shift the transmission into neutral and slow down to less than 5 mph. Once your vehicle slows down to this range, your can switch your transfer case into 4-Lo mode. Due to the inner workings of the transfer case, the actual shift into 4-Lo may take a few seconds to complete. This is normal and does not signify that there is an issue. All transfer cases that have 4-Lo mode will act this way regardless of the make or model. To make a long story short, to shift out of 4-Lo you must follow the same steps that you took to shift into 4-Lo, just in reverse order. Switch the transfer case to 4-Lo mode if it isn't already there. Slow down to less than 5 mph (your vehicle must be moving, though). Then, shift your car into 4-Hi or 2WD. Give your vehicle several seconds to complete the shift. The transfer case indicator light will flash until it is complete. When it does complete the shift into the new gear mode, you will most likely hear a "clunk" (the range sleeve inside the transfer case disengages from its mating spline) from under your car. Again, any transfer case with 4-Lo (regardless of make or model) will exhibit this same noise. This should help you get out of 4-Lo. It is good practice to shift your car into and out of 4-Lo at least a few times each year to keep all of the splines free of corrosion and build-up. Based on the age of your vehicle, your transfer case may also need a complete flush and some new transmission fluid. Hope this helps.