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I now have a suzuki samuri and do not know how to use 4x4 gears

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  • ojohanson Nov 09, 2013

    Surprise!! You also have to twist the dial of each front hub to the "lock" position

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Using the shorter gear leaver in the samurai, the gear choices are arranged in a simple U fashion. They are arranged in sequence. At left top, bottom, right middle and right top you have 2 high(2H), 4 hight (4H), neutral(N) and 4 low (4L).
2H- Engages rear wheel drive only.
4H- Engages all wheels in 4X4 mode.
N- Disengages all wheels (if you gonna tow your vehicle)
4L- Engages all wheels in 4X4 mode with 50% more torque but you cut your top speed by an equal amount.
If you have the OEM gear knob the diagram of the layout of the transfer box should be imprinted. 2 high should be used on dry and mildly wet paved roads. Using 4L or 4H in these conditions may result in damage to your transfer box. You may use 4L or 4H in any other road conditions.

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SOURCE: 88 samuri ,engines idles faster when headlights come on

It is suppose to do that. When there is a power drain on the electrical system the "idle up" vacuum switch kicks on to up the idle speed to spin the alternator faster.

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