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If you are referring to your 4X4 shifter not engaging 4 wheel drive, then it could possibly be a blown fuse. Check your fuse box cover for the appropriate fuse and see if it's blown. If so, then go ahead and replace it with the correct fuse. Don't use a lower amperage fuse, it will probably blow even faster, and DO NOT use a higher amperage fuse, that can cause a fire. Then monitor it over the next week or so to see if it stops working again. If it does then it should be taken into your dealership for inspection and service. Fuses tend to blow for a reason, and if it's continually blowing a fuse, then there is probably a short in the system some place. Good luck with it.
Sounds like the rod from the 4WD shifter has come loose form the transfer case or from the shifter lever. Some use a cable. Look under the vehicle. A rod or cable will go from the shifter to the transfer case. If it is a cable and the ends appear attached the cable is broken inside the housing. Reattach ends of rod or replace cable .
Look under your truck and see if the shift lever is connected to the transfer case.
Quite often the cotter pin that holds that together comes out, if that's the case just put a new one in and it will engage and stay engaged.
Turn the electronic transfer
case from "2WD" to "4WD Lock" to engage the high range 4WD, if the dodge
truck is equipped with an electronic transfer case; otherwise, shift
the transfer case lever from "2H" to "4H." The electronic transfer case
is located on the instrument panel and is marked with "2WD," "4WD Lock"
and 4WD Low." The lever-equipped transfer case is located to the right
of your leg and is marked with "2H," "4H" and "4L."
Shift the transmission into
"Neutral" while the vehicle is either stopped or rolling at 2 to 3 mph
to begin engaging in the low range 4WD. Turn the electronic transfer
case to "4WD Low," if the Dodge truck is equipped with an electronic
transfer case; otherwise, shift the transfer case lever from "2H" or
"4H" to "4L."
Tips & Warnings
Indicator lights will come on and alert you that your vehicle is in either the high or low range of 4WD.
Do not engage in the low range of 4WD drive if the transmission is in gear; you must shift to "Neutral" first.
trucks allow you to shift from 2-wheel drive to the high range of 4WD
at up to 55 mph--consult your truck's manual to ensure that this is
possible. Do not exceed 55 mph while engaged in the high range of 4WD.
Do not exceed 25 mph while engaged in the low range of 4WD.
Do not engage in 4WD unless you are on slipper or rocky roads.
Suzuki Samurai/Sidekick/Tracker 1986-1998 Repair
Transfer Case Assembly -REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Models Even the 2WD Samurai uses a transfer case. Rather than use a straight
line driveshaft from the transmission to the differential, the Samurai
leaves the transfer case in place and replaces its internal working with
a simple offset gear mechanism, thus keeping 2 of the 3 driveshafts
used in the 4WD vehicle.
On 4WD vehicles, remove the transfer case shift lever.
Raise and support the vehicle safely.
Drain the oil from the transfer case.
Matchmark and remove the driveshafts from the transfer case
assembly. Not all of the driveshafts need to be completely removed from
the vehicle, just unbolted from the case flanges. In most cases, the
shaft or shafts on one side of the transfer case can be repositioned and
supported out of the way.
Support the transfer case using a suitable transmission jack.
Disconnect the speedometer cable from the transfer case.
On 4WD vehicles, disconnect the 4WD switch lead wire at the
Remove the three mounting bolts and/or nuts securing the transfer
case to the chassis, as applicable.
Carefully lower the transfer case from the vehicle.
Position and install the transfer case. Tighten the mounting bolts
to 159-248 inch lbs. (18-28 Nm) and/or the mounting nuts to 19-25 ft.
lbs. (25-34 Nm).
On 4WD vehicles, connect the 4WD switch lead wire at the coupler.
Connect the speedometer cable to the transfer case.
Properly refill the transfer case with an approved type of gear
Align and install the driveshafts to the transfer case.
On 4WD vehicles, install the transfer case shift lever.
Remove the jackstands and carefully lower the vehicle.
Sidekick, Tracker, Sidekick Sport and X-90 Models On
these models the transfer case is bolted to the transmission and takes
the place of the 2WD transmission's extension housing. Therefore,
transfer case is removed or installed as part of the transmission
You need to get under the suv, there is a linkage under there that has 2 grommets. They dry rot and then fall out. Once that has happened the 2 pins that hold it together give way and the link is broken. If all you need are those 4 parts its $12 at the dealer. If you also need the adjustable metal linkage that joins the shifter to the transfer case you will have to order that too, sometimes it falls off when one end gets loose. It will swing around and hit the drive shaft and get yanked off.
If you need more detail let me know.
hey, im a usa sailor and i have also encountered this problem. how i fixed it.....,
you may be missing a little rod that attatches the handle from the cab to the crankcase. if you have that rod then see if the holes in the levers under the truck have little rubber grommets. these are what holds the rods in place.
if missing :
the rod......contact your nearest auto parts store preferably napa or autozone usually runs about thirty bucks at most
the rubber grommets.......usually any hardware store will have these for only four bucks