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Old 11-11-2009, 06:23 PM
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4x4 not working, left me stranded

While at my deer lease I turned the knob to put it into 4hi, a ticking sound from the drivers footwell started and continued for at least a minut and never shifted into 4wd leaving me stuck in a mud hole. What gives? I tried shifting through the gears, started in neutral then reverse then drive and repeated this a couple of times and it never engaged.
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Old 11-11-2009, 06:37 PM
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Dumb question, but did you read your owners manual? I thought it was park with your foot on the brake.
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Old 11-11-2009, 06:39 PM
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Dumb question, but did you read your owners manual? I thought it was park with your foot on the brake.
that is for 4LOW 4 high is probably shift on the fly in his truck
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Old 11-11-2009, 06:59 PM
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Uuhhh no I didn't read the owners manual . Yeah kinda figured it was like my chevy and u could turn the knob into 4hi and 4lo when needed. Hell it worked before and even worked going into 4lo, hmmm might have to do this reading thingy now. But none the less the truck is stuck
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Old 11-11-2009, 07:02 PM
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4 hi is shift on the fly and for 4 lo your truck has to be in neural and your foot has to be on the brake.
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Old 11-11-2009, 07:10 PM
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Huh, learn something new everyday. Thx guys. But what is the clicking noise coming from the driver footwell? And I still have no 4x4
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Old 11-11-2009, 07:48 PM
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4x4 high has to be rolling to shift in to gear. I am not sure about 4 low since you have to stop to shift in to it I dont know if you get out and lock the hubs if that would help for 4 high
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:13 AM
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If you try it with the hubs manually locked and it works.... then the clicking noise is the vacuum pump which may be screwed up. It is located on the drivers side below/near the brake master cylinder.
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Old 11-15-2009, 05:54 AM
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4x4 high has to be rolling to shift in to gear. I am not sure about 4 low since you have to stop to shift in to it I dont know if you get out and lock the hubs if that would help for 4 high

So you're telling me I cannot shift into 4H at a standstill if I unexpectedly get stuck??????
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Old 11-15-2009, 06:09 AM
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So you're telling me I cannot shift into 4H at a standstill if I unexpectedly get stuck??????
Exactly. If you're going to be going somewhere that you may get stuck, lock the hubs the whole time you're out there, and then unlock them when you leave. Engage 4wd when needed.
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