4 HI Engaged and TUFF to go back to 2WD

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by 87CRUSR, Nov 10, 2005.

  1. 87CRUSR

    87CRUSR SILVER Star

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    I was doing a little off-roading and when it was all said and done, disengaging from 4 HI to 2 WD was a b.....! Any ideas on the cause and remedy? Is this is a sign of a future problem?
     
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    What kind of surface were you on? Sounds like you got a bit of windup in your driveline, nothing unusual. My 60 will do this over hardpacked surfaces and putting it in reverse and backing up a shortways will allow it slip right into 2WD.
     
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    I have had the same experience. Once you unload the drive train, it slips right into 2HI.

    M
     
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    Me too.. try backing up just a tad.. that seems to work for me..
     
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    i unlock my hubs first
    then switch, no problems
     
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    I was crossing rockbed streams and on semi hard dirt, some loose stuff but not much. I did reverse a bit but will try a little further next time.
     
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    Sometimes I give mine a little romp in reverse, but only a few feet. Just hit the gas in reverse and then hit the brakes pretty hard and it will get out of 4WD much easier.
     
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    THAT was the fix! Thanks all.
     
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    Good to hear you got it sussed - though I find I don't have to reverse quickly or stomp on the brakes - just a gentle reverse for a couple of feet and roll forwrd again and she slips into 2wd easily

    Rgds
    Andrew
     
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    I have only done that trick when rolling backward a few feet doesnt do the trick. It happens to my 60 where I have to be in 4Low to pull the grade but the surface is pretty hard so I do not get wheel slip of any kind.
    Of course, the 4.56s have changed that I can motor around in 2WD in those situations now (33 and 3.70s suck on steep grades)
     
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