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Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by tlh178, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. Jul 30, 2012 at 3:13 PM
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    tlh178

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    2012 4banger, i used my 4lo today to pull a stump out in the field. i can not get it to go into 4hi or 2wd. what am i do wrong. i only have 5k on this new truck!
     
  2. Jul 30, 2012 at 3:25 PM
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    Auto or 5 speed?
    ether way less than 2 mph (I do it when stopped)
    with 5 speed clutch in turn switch
    I think with auto in neutral then turn switch
    if it doesn't go move a little & try again
     
  3. Jul 30, 2012 at 3:59 PM
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    With a 5-speed you need to have the clutch completely depressed and the transmission in neutral. Try stopping, completely pushing the clutch all the way in(redundant I know), transmission in neutral, and then turn the knob. If that dosent work take it to the dealer....


    or hit it with a hammer....
     
  4. Jul 30, 2012 at 4:00 PM
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    Stop, select neutral, push + hold the brake, select 4wd high and let it shift.
     
  5. Jul 30, 2012 at 4:06 PM
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    I've never put my 5 speed in neutral to do it.
     
  6. Jul 30, 2012 at 5:59 PM
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    thanks for all the input. its a stick. i was trying to get some food plots in for the deer and been wanting to get this thorn bush out of the way for years. after planting some ground hog radishes with the tractor. i turned the ignition on and w/ out starting it and all went back to normal. my fjc is the same way in 4 low. very tricky to get it in and out of low.
     
  7. Jul 31, 2012 at 6:14 AM
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    The manual dosent say anything about being required, but my shifts to and from 4L are much more consistent and smooth if I shift to neutral. If I don't, it often beeps at me.
     
  8. Jul 31, 2012 at 4:12 PM
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    we i 1st put mine into 4 low, it started beeping. i assumed this was a new feature to remind you that it was in 4 low? i've never had one beep before in 4 low. maybe one of our guru's could explain what the beep is?
     
  9. Jul 31, 2012 at 4:14 PM
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    the beep means your arent in 4 low

    was it still flashing?
     
  10. Jul 31, 2012 at 6:12 PM
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    to be honest, i wasn't paying attention to the 4wd flasher. was watching the stump and hoping the strap did not brake and smack my new truck. it must have been in 4wd hi or lo, i was in a plowed field and i would have dug a hole in freshly plowed dirt in 2wd.
     
  11. Jul 31, 2012 at 6:23 PM
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    You were in high. As said earlier, beeping means you did something wrong.

    For low range select 4wd high while moving, stop, hold the clutch in all the way, hold the brake, select low and let it shift. No need for neutral and push the clutch while shifting into high to make the shift easier.
     
  12. Jul 31, 2012 at 7:34 PM
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    if its a manual stop completely foot on the brake foot depressing the clutch hit the 4lo and let it switch.

    thats how the manual reads on my 2010 :notsure: if its the same for the 2012's
     
  13. Aug 1, 2012 at 1:41 AM
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    thanks guys for setting me straight.
     
  14. Aug 1, 2012 at 11:46 AM
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    I had mine out a couple days ago and got the beeping when I set the knob to 2 hi from 4 lo and the transfer case had not shifted. Cleared it up when I set it back to 4 lo, shifted to neutral and held the brake down before setting the knob back to 2 hi. Not sure all that is necessary--still learning about this truck. But it did beep when it was still in 4 lo and the knob was set to 2 hi.
     
  15. Aug 1, 2012 at 3:00 PM
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    The transfer case wants to go one step at a time. 4Lo-4Hi-2Hi
     
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