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My 99 suburban 2500 is stuck in 4 wheel drive but the hubs aren't locked. I pushed the button to shift to 4 low. The 4 low light and the 2wd light are now on. Hubs are not locked (neither front wheel is spinning) but the gearing is very low, feels like it is in 4 low. pushing 2wd, 4 high, or auto buttons doesn't change any thing. Any ideas?

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Drive in reverse for 20 feet. if that doesn't work try disconnecting the battery neg first for a couple min hit your 2wd button.

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