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Hello Everyone, greetings from South America new to  forum posting, long time voyeur.


I recently picked up a 89 loyale 4wd ea82 carbed, 5mt dual range in regular body conditions but with a really smooth running engine, not so smooth tranny!


My question is, What is the number of positions the 4wd lever should have (curved lever, not the "T" style lever found on brats), and what does its supossed to do on each?

As of now i have figured out:



N ( should this be a 4 High?. No light at dash))

4L ( this posittion turns on light at dash)


Normal should be?





Little info: On purchase chek, i noticed a squirring sound when putting it on 4wd, (first step of lever y assume). Previous owner said it was only the rear diff being dry and that i would just have to pour some oil in it and it will stop making the sound, he offered me a deal, 200 usd of, if i took it like that, v/s regular price if he refilled it and it stopped the sound. Took the gamble, only to later find out that rear diff spins all the time (yikes!) Refilled it and it seemed to work fine! But still, cant find or seem to find how the heck to get it on 4wd High.


Looked under the car when doing the oil change, when movin the 4wd lever it posittively made the rod on the transfer move in and out without issues.



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You are correct, rear diff spins all the time since there are no axle disconnects.

Level all the way down is 2 hi. One click up is 4 hi. If you pull it up just a touch more you'll find a neutral between hi and low range, if you pull it all the way up you'll be in 4 lo.

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Yes! Finally found it! Al 4 positions! I guess I have the dashboard lights disconnected because "Lo" is the only one y see. And the hange between 4wd to fwd is hard, like somehow the lever should go and extra inch down , im thinking maybe some bended linkage could be guilty of that.


Any wire I should be looking for to check on the dashboard lights? Should y look on the tranny or behind dash?

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