Question about 1993 Subaru Loyale
I had this same problem with mine. The manual said that 4 green tires would light up on the instrument panel letting you know it was engaged and it would not when I pushed the button. I took it to the dealer and it turns out there is a vacuum hose that engages it and it was not connected. So it took them two seconds to connect it and then it worked. This happened again a year later and my dad fixed it again by doing the same thing. This is your problem more than likely. If so and you do get it fixed here's another tip: my dad mentioned that on occasion (even if not needed) engage the 4WD just to keep it "in check", meaning, if I didn't use it, I'd lose it. Oh, and make sure to THOROUGHLY read the manual's operating instructions before using the 4WD feature. Hope that helps!
Posted on Jun 30, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Check the switch on the transfercase remove the vacume lines if there is oil in them the switch has to be replaced and the lines should be cleaned out you should also check under the battery tray to make sure the boot is not ripped that controls the leaver to engage the front axel
Posted on Feb 16, 2009
common problem with these is corrosion at electrical connector in control box located on passenger side behind kick panel
Posted on Mar 01, 2009
Replace the push button selector assembly. Common failures. If that isnt the problem then the encoder motor on transfer case has failed. Try switch first.
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
SOURCE: 4 Wheel Drive Problem
Put the key in the run position and turn your 4wd on and off to listen for the electronic acuator to engage and disengage. If your can hear it then it's macanical and a Quick fix. On top of the transfercase on the driver's side, your going to find three vacuume tube connected to a cauume switch that may have gone bad. There common to go bad and there not the bad of a price at the Auto Zone. Check for any cracks on the vacuume line first then get your hands dirty. Good luck and keep an extra switch in your glove box.
Posted on Apr 08, 2009
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