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4wd button wont stay engaged '89 ea82


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#1 timpappas

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 01:49 PM

on my 89 gl wagon, it is auto and has the s/r push button 4WD. If i push it in, the lights on the dash come on, and all indications are that 4WD is engaged, but the button will not "click" and stay engaged. has anyone dealt w/ this? could it be a grimy, cruddy switch causing it not to go in far enough to "lock" on? or a faulty switch? i will probably pull it apart this weekend and see what is up, but it would help to go in with some foresight. thanks!

#2 NorthWet

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 04:17 PM

Could be cruddy or broken. My guess is it is broken. Hope I am wrong!!!

#3 subeman90

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 08:16 PM

I fixed one of these for the neighbor 3 months ago... it most likely is the switch. Go to a PaP and grab a used one and you should be OK. It is a very easy and quick job to fix.

#4 timpappas

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 07:20 AM

just gotta find some time to get my a** down to harry's then..

#5 subeman90

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 09:41 AM

didn't even notice where you are from...yeah there are a few at Harry's...that is where i got the parts for the neighbors.

#6 keltik

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 02:19 AM

The one in my old XT was sticky and didnt click. I just cleaned all the grime off the switch (amazed to find it was orange not black) and gave it a shot of silicone lubricant spray. Worked the button a few times and it worked great - apologies if the switch you're referring to is a different design to that in an XT.




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