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Push Button 4WD questions
Posted 28 September 2003 - 09:25 PM
I have a 92 Subaru Loyale, auto, push button 4WD that I want to test as the rear wheel was previously damaged.
I have the car up in the air on jack stands. I have checked all the driveshafts, axels, etc. and the rear assembly seems to be in good working order. Eveything can be moved by hand. I have also checked the electrical system and you can even hear the sylonoid engage to activate the 4WD.
How come when I start it up and engage 4WD the rear wheels don't turn? Dose this type of system have to be on the ground moving forward slightly before it will engage?
Posted 28 September 2003 - 09:36 PM
Posted 28 September 2003 - 09:41 PM
Posted 29 September 2003 - 10:16 AM
there is a plug in for the switch just under the center console
does the 4wd light come on?
Posted 29 September 2003 - 09:10 PM
As I mentioned, I inspected the wires and mechanical parts. Eveything appears to be in working order.
What else can I check?
Posted 30 September 2003 - 09:59 AM
can you read a schematic? the haynes subaru repair manual has schematics that should cover the 4wd mechanism
Posted 30 September 2003 - 03:30 PM
Posted 07 October 2003 - 11:09 PM
After checking all mechanical and electrical stuff I read through the Hyanes Repair Manual and say a diagram of the automatic transmission with intergrated transfer case. So... I decided to check the fluids. The transfer case was fine, but the automatic transmission was very low.
It seems that "the ex" had a quicky oil change place change the fluids and they didn't put enough transmission fluid back in.
So... I added a almost 2 quarts of trand-fluid and gave it another go. It WORKS!!! The push button 4WD works flawlessly on the fly.
I'm a happy camper once more!
Posted 07 October 2003 - 11:19 PM
It seems that "the ex" had a quicky oil change place change the fluids
Uh-oh, can't be good
Another question from someone new to this "on-demand" pushbutton 4WD stuff...
What causes a delay in the engagement or disengagement of 4WD? I just put 4 new tires on it, so it's not difference in tire wear. And I know not to engage it in turns. Sometimes it engages immediately, sometimes it takes a few seconds, same for disengaging... I don't think the system is faulty in any way, I'm just curious what causes the delay...
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