From: truckdummy23 on 19 Feb 2007 13:29
What is the proper way to switch from 2WD into 4x4, and what is the
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From: PeterD on 19 Feb 2007 15:18
On Mon, 19 Feb 2007 18:29:30 GMT, truckdummy23 <none(a)000.com> wrote:
>What is the proper way to switch from 2WD into 4x4, and what is the
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What vehicle? Brand, model, engine, transmission, and transfer case.
From: truckdummy23 on 5 Mar 2007 02:28
It�s a 1997 Ford, Expidition auto transmission...I was told to come to
a complete stop and put truck in n or park to switch..not sure if that
> What is the proper way to switch from 2WD into 4x4, and what
> is the difference:?:
From: SkyKing49 on 5 Mar 2007 10:01
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That depends on the vehicle. I have a jeep wrangler and all you need
to do to switch to 4wd is to pull the lever up to the 4wd position.
You can be moving but should not be going over 50 IMHO. You also have
4wd low and you must be stopped to use it. You would pull the lever
up to that position. You cannot drive in 4wd low at speeds higher
than about 10 mi an hour.
You must stop to take it out of 4wd low and sometimes drive backwards
for a very short distance. You should really never need it unless you
are really, really stuck. 2wd means that only two wheels are being
"powered" 4wd means all four tires are being powered at the same
time. Check out some forums such as Edmunds if you need more help.
From: Mike Romain on 5 Mar 2007 10:27
> It�s a 1997 Ford, Expidition auto transmission...I was told to come to
> a complete stop and put truck in n or park to switch..not sure if that
> is necessary..;thanks
> "truckdummy23" wrote:
> > What is the proper way to switch from 2WD into 4x4, and what
> > is the difference:?:
I own Jeeps and they can shift on the fly at any legal speed into and
out of 4 high. They have 'part time' 4x4 transfer cases designed to be
used on dirt or snow covered roads.
I personally wouldn't own a 4x4 that I had to stop to use. That would
be total insanity to have to stop on the highway to shift gears when you
saw a snowy patch coming or to have to stop and shift to 2 WD when you
saw a bare patch coming.
I treat the 4x4 shift just like any other. When I see snow coming, I
shift into 4 high, when I see bare coming I shift to 2 high.
I highly recommend you find an empty parking lot come first snow and try
the 4x4 out. When in part time 4x4, the brakes act totally different
than when in 2 wheel drive. All 4 lock at once and you go sideways
faster than you can blink. Same for the steering. It can plow one
front tire and want to go straight when you want to turn unless you are
on the gas so shifting to 2 WD sometimes helps when cornering. I find a
left turn intersection is best done in 2 WD.
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