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5MT D/R difficult to get out of 4hi

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#26 tractor pole

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:39 PM

rehashing an old thread,

i have a similar issue, hard to get out of 4wd once engaged, sometimes can roll it back and forth to get it easier. could it be something like a shift bushings at all?

4wd drives and functions fine, i have a 3.9 rear dif (cars '92), has to be forced out of 4wd, no clunking or anything when it shifts as the OP of this thread had.

so I have went to the practice of just using 4wd on snow or mud. dry/wet pavement still binds up and makes it difficult to get out of 4hi.

#27 l75eya


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Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:50 PM

You'll find if you just reverse a couple of feet, push in the clutch and switch it to FWD, it won't be that difficult.

Also about the brake dragging, that's just the added resistance of having the entire drive-train engaged. You'll also notice that your acceleration is much slower in 4wd as well.

#28 rdweninger


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Posted 21 December 2012 - 04:01 PM

It is absolutely necessary to have the same tire size on the front and rear. Believe it or not... the tread depth also makes a difference.
Only shift into and out of 4wd when not on solid surface. Reverse helps, sometimes.

#29 Gloyale


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Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:26 PM

All 3at's used 3.70 ratio except the 3at turbos which used a 3.454 ratio.

80-86 use a 3.7 rear end
87-94 use a 3.9
Wait, I already said that.

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