So the other day we got a lot of snow and I had to give one of my friends a ride since his car got stuck. A few things I noticed (First time I ever used 4x4)...
First thing is when I engaged 4H no light came on? I have a 2004 Sport, I'm not sure this is normal or not but every other car I've driven will usually have a light to come one the dash that says 4x4, or 4wheel part time, etc but nope I had no light and I was 90% sure it was engaged.
Second thing is how do I switch into 4L? I know thats for offroad use only or w.e but the streets were so bad I wasnt even sure if i was on pavement or not! I tried so many different ways but the lever will not budge past 4H.
Sorry if any of these have been asked I know the second one has but I couldnt find an answer that really helped me. :/ Thanks in advance!
What Plowboy said - you do have to slide it a little to the right to get it to go into neutral, and from there it should go into 4 low. And your auto shifter should also be in Neutral. I am almost always completely stopped when I go into 4 low, but you can be rolling slowly. But like other people said, you shouldn't really ever need 4 low on the street.
The jeep is completely stock at the moment. I'll give it another try later and see if it'll go. Tbh idr if I pulled it to the right or not lol Im so used to my dad's old Durango where you just slides the thing easily backwards. As for actually using 4L ive been told its mostly just for when you get stuck or something. I just want to make sure it all works as it should, I just bought the the thing a few months ago.
Alright so I guess you do push right then pull it back because the lever does seem to be fully functioning now. (Feel like an idiot) lol
However I dont have any sign that it engaged (didnt actually drive with it just tested it out in the driveway) and Im starting to think no light illuminates on mine as I dont see anywhere on the dash that says anything like that (even with the lights off I can kinda see the words on the dash cant find a 4wd one) anyone got a pic where it illuminates on the dash?
you dont have abs or lockers, so there's nothing wrong there.
it looks like it is the 4x4 switch that is malfunctioning, as the 4x4 light works. pretty common issue, my gf's jeep does the same thing. we just ignore it as you can tell when you're in 4x4, others replace the switch.