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pushbutton 4wd won't engage
Posted 22 September 2003 - 02:11 PM
Raining hard in Central Ohio today, so I thought I would try running it in 4wd mode just for kix.... Only problem is the rear axle isn't kicking in like it's supposed to, and the dash indicator doesn't light up when I press the 4wd switch.
Any ideas on what would prevent the 4wd from actuating when the button is pushed?
Posted 22 September 2003 - 02:28 PM
All it is, is a pin that goes in/out to engage 4wd.
Posted 22 September 2003 - 05:46 PM
Posted 22 September 2003 - 07:44 PM
Posted 22 September 2003 - 09:37 PM
The 4WD light on the dash won't light unless the transmission actually shifts into 4WD.
Posted 23 September 2003 - 09:49 AM
SubaFly, you just don't know how lucky you is!! Those 5sp D/Rs are pretty hard to come by in these parts. So is just about everything else for our beloved Subes...
Posted 23 September 2003 - 11:08 AM
Posted 03 January 2004 - 11:26 AM
Originally posted by Hondasucks
The Manual PB4WD is vacuum actuated. On the driver's side by the strut tower there are two vacuum switches..."
Hoo-ray for that information!
Yesterday, my 4WD just mysteriously quit engaging----just AFTER I had changed the fuel filter! Changing a fuel filter on these engines is (for me) usually a "grunt and groan affair" with much twisting, prying, and cussing.
After the 4WD quit, I came to this forum last night, found this post, and when I saw the thing about the vacuum hoses near the driver'sside strut tower----I KNEW for sure that I probably dislodged those vacuum lines. I went to sleep on it. This morning, I went out to the car, found the lines near the strut tower---both disconnected during the battle of the fuel filter.
Hoo-ray! All four wheels are pulling again.
Hey guys... I'm not real "wowed" by this '94 Loyale (113K miles) with the single range and the pushbutton 4WD. I've got a "junker" '88 Soob (186K miles) with dual range and lever engagement. What is involved in switching? The path of least hassle please... My guess is that it's probably a killer job.
1994 Subaru Loyale wagon, 5-speed, push button 4WD. Daily driver.
1988 Subaru GL wagon, dual range 5-speed, 4X4. Daily driver.
1988 Subaru GL wagon, dual range 5-speed, 4X4. Parts car.
1977 Mercedes 240D, Diesel. 4-speed, manual windows and sunroof. Medium Red. 180K when odometer quit... My interstate machine.
1966 International 4X4 pickup. Ooh yeah!
1952 Ferguson TO-35 farm tractor.
1984 Snapper rear engine riding mower.
1988 Nimble 20 sail boat. Dark Green yawl.
--Older stuff is built better--
Posted 03 January 2004 - 12:13 PM
Posted 03 January 2004 - 02:24 PM
I forgot to thank you for that advice too. Sure enough, they had come loose when I was in there wrenching on my front end
My 93 has that same S/R 4wd 5speed. It's not a bad tranny either if you decide against the swap. But doing the D/R is a nice touch on a newer EA82 , and its an easy job.
Posted 03 January 2004 - 03:09 PM
Is everything done from below? Can this job be done with each car on jackstands---or do they have to be higher?
Posted 27 December 2017 - 07:31 PM
I have a 1984 Subaru Brat at. When I try to engage 4wd, the light comes on only when I am holding the button down, and the back end does not kick in. Does anyone know what could cause this?
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