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#1 corvette6698512

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 03:20 AM

My '83 GL just randomly pops itself into 4wd while driving. Its not like its rarely either. Once its in 4wd, its hard to put back into 2wd also. Is this a common thing on the older GL's? Its a 4 speed. I'm planning on doing a 5 speed swap, but like everyone else, no money to cover the cost of that quite yet. I probably wont have the money for a while, so I want to get this figured out. Thanks!

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 07:37 PM

I've never heard or seen that happening, and me and my brother have both owned a few ea81s (mainly ea82s though :D)

My advice would be to swap out the 5spd ASAP. (Pretty useless I know :) )

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 03:24 AM

My guess would be bad motor and tranny mounts. Those would let things flop around enough to pop it into to 4WD.

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 12:06 PM

My guess would be bad motor and tranny mounts. Those would let things flop around enough to pop it into to 4WD.

Just my .02


Second that.

And also the lever might be adjusted too tight.

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 01:04 PM

Yep - very likely bad tranny mounts and don't overlook the pitching stopper - that negates exactly the kind of movement that would cause your problem.

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#6 corvette6698512

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 04:56 AM

Pitching stopper? Where would that be? It does need new trans mounts though.

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 05:23 AM

It's just left of center where the engine/trans bolts together and runs back under the spare tire mount.

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 08:18 PM

Maybe she just thinks she's an AWD

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 11:11 PM

So i was messing with the 4wd and it got stuck in 4 low. The shifter pushed down but didnt put it in 2wd, so i climbed under the car and pulled the rod into 2wd. Turns out the nut for the shift linkage came off. So now everything fells way better, no more slop and it hasn't popped into 4wd. The 4wd light stays on though(even if its in 2wd). Where is the switch for the 4wd light located?

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 08:57 PM

Nobody knows? Maybe a way to adjust the 4wd shift bar so the shifter is pushed down further when in 2wd?

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 08:38 PM

Extended the 4wd shift rod. Easy fix.

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 09:06 PM

Glad it worked for you :)

#13 eulogious

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 04:18 AM

Don't you love it when the easiest solution is the best? Glad you got it working! Now just don't go running it into stuff and you should be all good! :lol:

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 01:00 AM

do you have a actual 4WD shifter or is it one of those vacuum operated push buttons on the shifter? if its a push button, check the switch and the vacuum solenoids. having a similar issue but its really intermittent.

#15 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 12:01 PM

1: He already solved the problem.

2. EA81's and older (that's all models through '84) are all rod-shifted. They did not make a push-button except for the automatic's.

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