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4WD Light wont turn off

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by TheBigEasy, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. Aug 13, 2009 at 11:53 AM
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    TheBigEasy

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    I have an 89 XR5 and the 4wd light is staying on, it feels like the transfer case is engaged still, i disengaged the front hubs. Any suggestions on the best way to diagnose the issue im having?

    TIA
     
  2. Aug 13, 2009 at 3:43 PM
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    anyone else ever have this problem:notsure:
     
  3. Aug 13, 2009 at 3:50 PM
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    yes, give me sometime to diagnose it. I will update this tonight for you.
     
  4. Aug 13, 2009 at 3:59 PM
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    Deselect 4WD and put the 2 wheels of the same side (doesn't matter which) on dirt/sand etc and floor it, getting them to spin. That should free it up.
     
  5. Aug 13, 2009 at 7:04 PM
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    thanks, i will try this.
     
  6. Aug 13, 2009 at 7:04 PM
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    thanks
     
  7. Aug 13, 2009 at 7:06 PM
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    What system do you have? Auto or manual? ADD or manual hubs?
     
  8. Aug 13, 2009 at 7:17 PM
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    manual hubs, they are disengaged right now.
     
  9. Aug 13, 2009 at 7:32 PM
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    If you have shifted the transfer to 2WD it should be in 2WD whether the hubs are engaged or not. The 4WD indicator switch should be on the passenger side of the tranny (or the transfer case). It could just be faulty. The way to check it is to remove it, check continuity between the plug and the metal body of the switch. Press the switch and the continuity should change.
     
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