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84 subaru stuck in 4 wheel drive


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#1 Sallbasic

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Posted 02 October 2005 - 08:01 PM

any suggestions??/ its the kind with the pull lever (4high/Low)and front wheel drive...how do i get the lever to go back down

#2 stinky

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Posted 02 October 2005 - 08:32 PM

Try reversing in a straight line, get up a bit of momentum, put the clutch in and bash down hard on the lever.

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Posted 02 October 2005 - 09:17 PM

That happens when you drive it in 4wd on hard/dry pavement, and/or make a sharp turn on dry road. Get a couple of wheels off the road on a sand/gravel shoulder or slippery grass or leaves and back up a bit and it should be ok. It also helps to have matched wheels i.e. similar size/tread-pattern/air pressure on each axle.

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 03:00 AM

the nut many have lossened it self off the 4wd drive rod like it did in my car, making the slelector not move the rod backwards. take off the centre trim and you should see.

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 10:10 AM

the nut many have lossened it self off the 4wd drive rod like it did in my car, making the slelector not move the rod backwards. take off the centre trim and you should see.


If it's really badly stuck, and you don't have any non-paved roads or ice handy to unstick it, just jack up one wheel and it should free any tensions int he drivetrain. Unless it is an adjustment problem on the lever and not just driveline tension.

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 11:15 AM

any suggestions??/ its the kind with the pull lever (4high/Low)and front wheel drive...how do i get the lever to go back down


Don't mash down on the lever. Just gently/firmly push it down as you give it some gas moving forward in a straight line.

If it's really badly stuck, and you don't have any non-paved roads or ice handy to unstick it, just jack up one wheel and it should free any tensions int he drivetrain. Unless it is an adjustment problem on the lever and not just driveline tension.



Very good advice.


Best advice I can give you:

DO NOT EVER PUT IT IN 4X ON DRY PAVEMENT. EVER!!!!!

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 11:50 AM

Eric, I'm not sure you made your advice clear enough in that last post.

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 07:39 PM

yeah...i can pull it up into 4 low..but when i try to go lower than the 4 it doenst go all the way and im in nuterual...thanks for the help

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 11:14 PM

There is a "neutral" between 4Hi and 4Lo, though keeping it there isn't good for the transmission.

My personal favorite way to free up 4WD when it's tight (going from gravel to packed dirt or such) is to just brake hard enough to create some slippage on the front. It frees up nicely.

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 11:25 PM

It sounds like the linkage may need adjustment. Take off the plastic trim piece around the shifter and mess with the adjustment (I can't remember exactly how it's set up, but it should be pretty easy to figure out.




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