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Can,t move the 4wd lever
I have had this problen occur in toyota vehicles working in the mines and have found mud build up around the linkage at the side of the transfer case The mud dries out and acts like a rock jammed around the lever. Check this area and remove and debris,. check for rusty linkages.
Posted on Jan 05, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Don't know if this will help with your exact problem, but I can share with you how I have "fixed" this.
If the 4WD indicator is flashing, then it means the 4WD select switch is working but the 4wd "clutch" hasn't released. Backing the vehicle up slowly, or sometimes just switching into reverse with the 4WD switch in the 2WD position is usually enough to release the 4WD and the 4WD indicator should go off. It after all this, the indicator still does not go off, it could be some issue with the electric 4WD clutch not releasing.
You should be able to tell if the 4WD drive is still engaged by driving slowly in a circle. On drive pavement, the front wheels will "hop" around. Don't do this too fast or too often on drive pavement, since the part time 4WD was not meant for this. The front wheels have to be able to slip in relation to each other, when in 4WD.
Hope this helps and wish you well in your troubleshooting.
Posted on Oct 22, 2008
The thing to do to get it unjammed now is to remove the transfer shifter biushing and then replace it. Remove the cover, then the boot, then depress and rotate the retaining ring (can be done with needle nose pliers inserted nose-down). Then pull out the black rubber ring, wipe it off, then reinstall everything. Get the transfer case into some gear and get back home. When you get back home buy a new transfer case bushing from somebody like Suzuki John on Ebay. The new bushing will fix the problem.
Posted on Nov 03, 2008
I questioned the dealer about my 2005 because mine was disengaging what I thought to be rough compared to what I was used to. They told me that I should shift the vehicle into Neutral before shifting the selector. I have also found that shifting between Reverse and Drive a couple of times while stopped has helped as well. By doing these couple of things, I have had no trouble since. I hope this helps as it might at least be something to try.
Posted on Jun 25, 2009
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