4 HI Engaged and TUFF to go back to 2WD

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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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stinkyfj60 said:
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.
I have had the same experience. Once you unload the drive train, it slips right into 2HI.

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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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87CRUSR said:
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.
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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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

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Andew said:
- 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

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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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