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4/4 STUCK IN GEAR 4LO

THE 4 WHEEL ARE NOT RELEASING INTO NORMAL IT HAS STRUCK IN 4LO GEAR,THE VEHICLE USED FOR THE SNOW AND WHEN I TRY TO CHANGE OVER THE 4X4 TO NORMAL ITS STUCK,I NEED TO KNOW WHAT CAN I DO

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SOURCE: i have i 95 kia sportage and the automatic hubs

Remove the automatic locking hubs from the vehicle. You will probably notice on one hub or the other the alloy tabs that extend from the inner part of the lockout hub are sheared off, they will probably be found loose in the hub or near the bearing. The manufacturer Warn makes a good replacement automatic hub for the Kia Sportage; Warn part # 61918 for the automatic hub or if you prefer the manual hub Warn part # 60247. The hubs come with excellent instructions to remove the existing hub parts as well as the installation of the new hubs. This seems to be a common failure with the Kia Sportage and almost certainly is your problem.

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SOURCE: 2002 Kia Sportage 4X4 Just purchased.

Best and cheapest to fix is to replace vacuum lockers with manual lockers. It is easy to do. Only 6 bolts per front wheel. This is the most trusted way of 100% engagement.

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4 wheel drive won't engage


Which do you have ?
Transfer Case - NVG 236 (Two Speed Automatic)
Transfer Case - NVG 233-NP1 (Two Speed Selectable)
The NV236 transfer case is an automatic transfer case with three drive ranges. Shifting from rear wheel drive to four wheel drive is done automatically when the transfer case shift control module receives wheel rotating slip information from the speed sensors. The transfer case shift control module then engages the transfer case motor/encoder to position the transfer case from rear to four wheel drive. When the transfer case shift control module receives information that the wheel rotation is the same on both axles, the transfer case shift control module sends position information to the motor/encoder to put the transfer case back into rear wheel drive. The three drive ranges are 2HI, 4HI, and 4LO. The 2HI position is for normal driving with the rear wheels pushing the vehicle. The 4HI, position is for driving through sand, snow, mud, gravel, or heavy rain at normal or slightly below normal speeds. The 4HI engages the front axle to allow for four wheel drive. The front axle is pulling the vehicle, and the rear axle is pushing the vehicle. The 4LO range is used for off road driving, heavy snow, deep mud, or shallow fording. The 4LO is similar to the 4HI except that the gearing in the transfer case is set for low speed and high torque. The NV236 is manufactured at Syracuse New York by New Venture Gear a division of New Process Gear for General Motors.
Is the switch light on or flashing ? If you have automatic 4x4 there are several DTC'S that can set >
DTC B2725 ATC Mode Switch Circuit Malfunction DTC C0300 Rear Speed Sensor Malfunction DTC C0305 Front Speed Sensor Malfunction DTC C0308 Motor A/B Circuit Low DTC C0309 Motor A/B Circuit High DTC C0310 Motor A/B Circuit Open DTC C0315 Motor Ground Circuit Open DTC C0323 T-Case Lock Circuit Low DTC C0324 T-Case Lock Circuit High DTC C0327 Encoder Circuit Malfunction DTC C0362 4LO Discrete Output Circuit High DTC C0367 Front Axle Control Circuit High DTC C0374 General System Malfunction DTC C0376 Front/Rear Shaft Speed Mismatch DTC C0387 Unable to Perform Shift DTC C0550 ECU Malfunction DTC C0611 VIN Information Error

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Four wheel drive


Try engaging the 4wd H when the vehicle is rolling slowly and in gear . Sometimes if the unit is actuated the gears will not line up an get stuck on the end of each other and will not mesh. If the gears are turning this is unlikely to occur and meshing is easier.. have the actuator checked (part that actually does the changing) and check the wiring or vacuum hoses if any used as there may be a leak or wiring /connector problem ( water /moisture/ dirty pins etc)

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How do i know when it is in 4x4 . where must the lever be for it not to be in 4x4. no the lever is has got 2lo, 2hi n 4lo and 4hi. when you drive where must the it be, and is there lights on the bash that...


Hi, 2hi is your normal driving selection, this is NOT in 4WD mode. Both 4lo and 4hi is for 4 wheel driving, 4lo is used in extreme conditions and will gear the vehicle down to a very slow speed with maximum traction at the wheels, 4hi is for general 4 wheel driving in rough terrain, if you have lights on the dash than it will come on when you change gears, hope this help

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My ford F-250 got stuck in the snow, tried to back out. truck was in 4 low now it is struck in 4low and will not com out.truck has manual locking hubs was auto


Hi Cole,
I suggest you carry out the following exercise....
Start the vehicle and, move it slowly under its own power backwards and forward several times....slowly applying and releasing pressure to the transfer lever....until the 'wind up' releases and the low range becomes disengaged....The 4X4 range and more often the low range of off road vehicles often becomes 'wound up' locking it....just as you're experiencing'....We have plenty of experience with 4X4's here in Africa....It may take several tries but it should release....
Regards Johngee10

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What gear should i drive in snow and ice


Depends, do you have 4 wheel drive? If so you can just use 4 wheel high, or if things get really slippery, use 4 wheel low and go slow, both in the drive position on the transmission shifter.

If 2wd, just use drive and go slow, again, if it gets slippery out, you can shift down in gears to go slower and to keep your speed slow.

If you're talking about snow and ice on just streets, then stick with 4 wheel high with 4x4, or "drive" in 2wd. You typically don't want to switch to 3,2, or 1st gear at highway speeds.

If you're playing in the snow, just use 4x4 high until you get stuck, then switch to 4 low to get out.

The only time I switch gears with the transmission (from drive to 3,2, or 1) is when I want to go really slow and keep it there. However, when I "play" in the snow, it's Drive only.

Does this answer your question? If not, let me know! Thanks

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HOW DO I PUT A 1998 GMC JIMMY IN 4 WHEEL DRIVE?, DO I HAVE BE IN "PARK" OR CAN I CHANGE IT INTO 4 WHEEL DRIVE WHILE IM DRIVING?


You should be able to put in 4x4 while in drive less than 35mph. Mine had a switch to turn to engage or dis-engage.

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My 2000 chevy blazer is stuck in 4lo any ideas what the problem is


Try starting the vehicle , place the emergency brake on , switch from drive to nuetral. with engine running try to move the 4wd handle. If your handle moves in and out of 4 wheel drive and the selector handle moves into 2wd you need to drive the vehicle to get it out of 4 wheel low otherwise the 4 wheel drive solenoid may be stuck . This is located on the front axle . round with a vacuum line coming off it. Check the vacuum line at the solenoid or it may be the solenoid. Gook luck with your fix

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Vehicle: 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500HD 4X4 Duramax. Problem, when I trying switching the 4 wheel drive switch to 4LO, the light just blinks continuously.


You should have it put on diagnostic scanner to tell for sure. system needs to be tested. As a mechanic myself, I know these can be done fairlty easy on most vehicles but some can be slightly tricky

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They didn't make Grand Cherokees in '86, so I assume you mean '96?

I'm also assuming it is indeed a 4x4 and not a two wheel drive...sorry, I have to ask!

All the V8's GC's were Quadra-Trac. Please confirm this with what is label on your shifter. If so, it should say "4Hi, N, and 4Lo".

The Quadra Trac system has a viscous coupling. Meaning, that when the rear wheels start to slip, it heats the coupling up, and engages the front wheels.

This system typically put about 95% of the power to the rear wheels, and only about 5% goes to the front during normal driving, so it's essentially in 2wd mode.

When you put the transmission shifter into neutral, and pull your transfer case down to 4lo, then you have all four wheels locked. Do not drive like this on dry pavement.

To answer your questions, the 4x4 should automatically engage when the rear wheels start to slip. It is a seamless transition and you really won't be able to tell.

If you're in real bad snow, then pull it down to 4lo. That'll lock all four wheels in and give you greatest traction.

Drive safe.

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Sounds like you may have a problem with the power steering pump. Notorious for these pumps shaft to break, causing "armstrong" power steering. As far as the 4wd low problem, ick.

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