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considering 2002 4Runner - how to check 4wd

Discussion in '4Runners' started by JimIowa, Nov 6, 2019.

  1. Nov 6, 2019 at 7:52 AM
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    JimIowa

    JimIowa [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My son is considering buying a 2002 4Runner but is not local right now. So I am his inspector. Does anyone have a practical way to check out 4 High? Besides looking for a solid "4wd" light (not flashing), how can I ensure things are working properly without taking it to a mechanic? Just FYI - the 4Runner goes into 4 Low OK and I can definitely tell that it's in 4 Low. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Nov 6, 2019 at 7:54 AM
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    Sharpish

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    If it goes into 4 lo 4 hi works. It has to shift into 4wd before low range can be engaged.
     
  3. Nov 6, 2019 at 5:59 PM
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    JimIowa

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    Thank you so much. The light was flashing when I test drove it, and now the seller said he replaced a sensor and all is good. I just want to minimize my $$ risk here before buying. Thanks again!
     

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