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92' Loyale, push button 4wd hard dissengage
Posted 28 December 2004 - 08:16 PM
Anyway, here's the first of a few questions I have.....
When I first bought this car I tested the four wheel drive (92 Loyale, 5spd manual, push button activated), pushed button, drove straight and felt it engage, pushed the button to disengage could feel it did, turned around, everything was fine. I did this a few weeks after I bought it also, again, everything fine.
Now the snow is starting to fall a little in the mountains and Stevens is open, it's time where I'll need 4-wheel drive. I tested it the other night, it engaged fine (light doesn't light anymore, but could be fuse? #12 I think I read??), then I went to disengage. I drove straight for a little bit, more than it took to disengage last time, and THUNK! I can't realy describe it, but it thunked hard when it dissengaged. I did it again, this time I made sure to keep constant on the gas pedal, and again, THUNK.
Why is it disengaging so hard?? I think I remember reading in the manual (87 GL and this one) that you don't need to do anything special to dissengage or enagage...is this true?? Should I be on the gas?? CLutch in??
I'm getting a little scared........anybody have any ideas??
Thanks in advance.
Posted 28 December 2004 - 08:33 PM
Posted 28 December 2004 - 09:19 PM
Just a stab, but.....are all of your tires the same size?
Posted 28 December 2004 - 09:44 PM
Posted 28 December 2004 - 10:45 PM
Posted 29 December 2004 - 09:00 AM
did you skip the part about NOT using 4wd on
surfaces that have good traction?
as mudduck says all locked center diff 4wd cars/trucks
will suffer "wind up"
Thus the use of said devise on surfaces that will allow one wheel to
Engage only when the surface affords some slip - gravel, dirt, snow ect.
Rain covered roads do not qualify unless they are flooded.
Listen to mudduck he sounds like he did his homework - i.e. read his manual
Posted 29 December 2004 - 10:29 AM
Posted 29 December 2004 - 03:32 PM
Skip, I guese I thought that driving in a straight line wouldn't bind the transfer case up. I'm wrong. I appologize.
Heading to the mountains tommorow, I appreciate all the advice.
Posted 29 December 2004 - 10:28 PM
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