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Tires changed and now 4wd lock flashing

After getting new rear tires my 4WD LOCK warning message is flashing on my dash. It will stop when I shut the car off and then start it back up and switch through 2wd, 4wd auto and 4wd lock but then shortly after driving a little bit it starts flashing again. Any suggestions? 1 person was saying put the car in neutral and rev the engine to 1500 and switch into 4wd lock and 4wd auto and then 2wd. I have not tried this yet but I will. Another thing to note is when the 4wd lock warning is flashing I am unable to switch through 2wd, 4wd auto and 4wd lock.

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    Jannie VdWesthuizend Oct 02, 2016

    Hi Saloveless I have the problem after changing front tyers. How dit you solved the problem. Thanks Jan

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Since you can shift threw the gears, check the ABS system for a bad or erratic wheel sensor.

Posted on Oct 02, 2016

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Did you have same size tires put on ? With the light flashing there is a DTC'S - diagnostic trouble code stored , have to have diagnostic tool hooked up . That's the only way your going find out what the problem is .

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Check the super select solenoids. I had the same problem with my pajero/montero io, when I released 4WD from 4H to 2H the two front wheels lights started flashing. They stopped flashing and was solid on when I re-engaged the 4WD (2H to 4H).

My problem was a failure in the 2H solenoid, it was not producing enough vacuum. The problem was intermitent at the begining and then was permanent.

I checked the solenoids in this way:
1) The solenoid that receives the vacuum in the botton is for 2H
2) The solenoid that receives the vacuum in the top is for 4H
3) Both solenoids operate in the same way, they only change in the way they transfering vacuum from top/botton to the exit pipe (2H or 4H). The difference is that one has the vacuum input on the top and the another one in the botton.
4) The default position when you disconnect the electronics is 4WD
5) Try disconnecting the electronics and switching the output pipe between the solenoids. This will put the solenoids on 4WD position and you changed the pipes, so the 4WD should disengage.

4WD should disengage if your 4H solenoid is OK, the ligths should now flash when you change from 2H to 4H because 4WD cannot engage because the pipes are switched. You can also check the vacuum of each solenoid with your finger on each one.

If this doesn't work, try to bypass the solenoids and connect the input vacuum hose to the 2H output pipe. If the lights doesn't turn off in 2H mode it's posible that you have different problem.

Also check this address: http://4wd.blogeasy.com/article.view.run?articleID=318776

Good luck.

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check the fuse of the transmission under the dash.,solved my problem. no idea what caused it.

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what does engage mean.? it fails on ICE or DIRT

engaged, means, (mechanically) one tire front and rear have traction

with LSD front and rear all 4 have traction and spin on ice

does it?

part time 4wd dont work on dry pavement so that is my 1st question

why not state, what you are driving on, and what does engage means

by what means did you check engaged.????



this car is not AWD, do you know the difference from AWD and

Part time 4wd? the diff, is there is center differential. on part time

so must be (true test) tested on ice, or dirt.



see the videos here, or a demo.

or on ice. ice you will see front and rear both working,

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in traffic, causing you to wreck and other to get , hurt.

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if you know what windup is and it dont, then you are correct

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front up, rear down. in 4wd.

here it it is again.

http://www.fixkick.com/part-time-test.html



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its in my hand now.

page 3B-3 . see it?

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no pressure, no lock yes full pressure it must lock or the axle

actuator is bad.

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apply 4.2psi with shop air and reg.at the acutator nipple

1: you spin one tire, the other spins backwards (GOOD test)

kill the 4.2 psi supply air

2: you spin one tire.

and the other tire, does nothing, (remains stationary)

pass. test 2.



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