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4x4 high low gets stuck in neutral - 1986 Suzuki Samurai

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This is a Part time 4wd system
and is not to be used on hard pavement.
not posting road surface makes answers, IMPOSSIBLE
its for ice, snow or dirt never pavement pure. ever.

or risk windup or worse
BTW 4wd means the front axles is locked too. (hub locks)
Suzuki even has a TSB showing how to unwind a kick or sammi.
amazing how this needs to be said but. here its,
ITS NOT AWD.
http://www.fixkick.com/part-time-test.html

Posted on Feb 15, 2014

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