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My 2005 nissan pathfinder is stuck in 4 wheel drive low...anyone know what might be the problem?

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  • K W Jul 05, 2010

    Have you tried putting the transmission in neutral then shifting out of 4 low?

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SOURCE: 2001 Dodge Durango stuck in 4 wheel-Low. Won't switch back to 2WD

Just to clarify, the "transmission" is not stuck in 4-Lo. It is the "transfer case" that is attached to the transmission that actually engages the 4-Hi and 4-Lo modes. To properly shift your vehicle into 4-Lo, you know that you have to shift the transmission into neutral and slow down to less than 5 mph. Once your vehicle slows down to this range, your can switch your transfer case into 4-Lo mode. Due to the inner workings of the transfer case, the actual shift into 4-Lo may take a few seconds to complete. This is normal and does not signify that there is an issue. All transfer cases that have 4-Lo mode will act this way regardless of the make or model. To make a long story short, to shift out of 4-Lo you must follow the same steps that you took to shift into 4-Lo, just in reverse order. Switch the transfer case to 4-Lo mode if it isn't already there. Slow down to less than 5 mph (your vehicle must be moving, though). Then, shift your car into 4-Hi or 2WD. Give your vehicle several seconds to complete the shift. The transfer case indicator light will flash until it is complete. When it does complete the shift into the new gear mode, you will most likely hear a "clunk" (the range sleeve inside the transfer case disengages from its mating spline) from under your car. Again, any transfer case with 4-Lo (regardless of make or model) will exhibit this same noise. This should help you get out of 4-Lo. It is good practice to shift your car into and out of 4-Lo at least a few times each year to keep all of the splines free of corrosion and build-up. Based on the age of your vehicle, your transfer case may also need a complete flush and some new transmission fluid. Hope this helps.

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

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SOURCE: 92 Nissan Pathfinder brake lights stuck on

Change the brake light switch on the brake pedal arm. Go down to the parts store and ask for a new brake liight switch for your Pathfinder and look up under the dash where the brake pedal arm goes and you will see the switch. You will need to unplug the wires to your old one and disconnect it and install the new one the same way. It is pretty much self adjusting once the brake pedal is released. If the brake light does not go out adjust the switch pin to be longer so it will depress when the pedal is released

Posted on Sep 07, 2008

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SOURCE: 99 nissan pathfinder 4 wheel drive once put into 4 wheel drive popping noise underneath the vehicle

that sounds like a bad universal joint on the transfer case to the front axle. have that checked out

Posted on Oct 01, 2008

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SOURCE: My 98 s10 is stuck in 4 wheel drive low.

Without actually see the truck My diagnosis would rely on a similar experience A vacuum hose come off the actuator its under the battery a buddy had a cat climb in his truck and pull it off this would be where id start

Posted on May 03, 2009

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SOURCE: our low tire light will come on on our 2005 nissan

one possibility could be that there's moisture getting into the system somewhere. Either along the wiring, or at the sensor itself (highly unlikely unless you're leaking air and moisture is getting inside your tire)

Posted on Aug 19, 2009

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