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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-06-17, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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Stuck in 4wd

Driving along and theres a bit of a bang from underneath. Truck has dropped into 4wd, 4low and it's stuck like it. I've tried reversing down a street and that didn't do anything to help. I've took the module off the transfer box and tried to turn the spindle with a screwdriver but its stuck at the 12 o'clock position. It won't turn, theres just some free play in the spindle.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-06-17, 08:15 PM
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Get it trailered to a mechanic so you don't do any serious damage.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-06-17, 08:24 PM
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Don't drive it on the road

Transmission wind up will cause problems over time / distance
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-06-17, 08:57 PM
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If you need to drive it at all, remove a propshaft.
I would be on the lookout for a used transfer box.
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Realistically this is a mechanic fix. You need the transfer case removed and repaired/replaced (I'm with landmannn - replacement is the better option and likely comparable cost to repair).

If it's an emergency you can keep driving by removing the front propshaft, although that's not as easy as it sounds on a Nav I don't think...

In the longer term if you're doing any remote area travel and want to add a layer of insurance, you can fit manual locking Warn hubs (would have to import from the USA as they were made for the Frontier). These allow you to manually disconnect the front wheels from the front drive apparatus, which has a tiny benefit for fuel consumption and mechanical wear, but is primarily useful for situations like this, and secondly useful so you can operate in low range gears in 2WD.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-06-17, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the replies. I'm gonna look for a used transfer box and a mechanic. Would i have to raise all four wheels off the ground so that i can turn the front propshaft, being as its stuck in 4wd? I might try and take the prop off tonight. I want to see if it will come out of 4wd if i reverse it with less tension on the drivechain. I can also drive it to a garage then.

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Just one wheel jacked up will release the wind up.

The front prop bolts are glued on, they do undo quite easily if you apply heat (blowtorch or hot air gun)
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 13-06-17, 07:11 AM Thread Starter
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I didn't bother with the prop... i tried starting it last night but it won't turn. The ATP light is on constant too. I think the neutral position switch might be knackered.
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