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Old 11-04-2009, 07:44 PM
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I knew it... hehe... can do it while moving to 4hi and have to be in neutral for 4lo
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:08 PM
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With a 00.5+ truck, if the light is on, that means the case has been shifted, nothing else has to happen, you're in 4wd if the light is on. 98-00 trucks are a little different...their hubs can fail. 00.5+ trucks, this is not possible...hubs are 100% locked all the time. You can tell that your in 4wd when the steering gets tighter and accelerating from a stop, you can feel greater load on the vehicle, especially if you've got a manual trans.

And yeah, shift-on-the-fly these trucks are....can switch from 2H to 4H while moving and vice versa. I know it pretty well...if I'm sliding sideways and spinning rear tires on the highway, click it to 4 and i go straight. click it back into 2, few seconds later, I be sideways and slippin again.
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:29 PM
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I tired this tonight on my father in laws explorer well he did I cant drive. He was doing 45 and went from 2wd to 4wd HI and it was a very loud clang sound and the truck booged down

I guess that is normal?
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:37 PM
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Then to go back into 2WD, you can stop, push the buttons so the lights go off, and you may have to back up about 10 feet, at least on older models, not sure about newer ones.

As far as names calling, I'm sure I'll have a dumb question one of these days. We're not here to tear people down, we're here to help edify stupid people!
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:42 PM
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You can shift into 4hi on the fly. But it's hard on it.
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:49 PM
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You can shift into 4hi on the fly. But it's hard on it.
thay say it normal to hear that bang or clang but it didn't sound normal to me when i had my F150
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:03 PM
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there shouldn't be any thing remotely close to being considered a 'bang' or a 'clang'. Only thing you should hear is gear whine from the tcase gears meshing. similar to hearing the transmission gear whines when you dont' have a shift boot or you have an exposed hole on the floor.

Shifting on the fly shouldn't be any more 'hard' on the componets. Though you should throttle out before flipping the switch. After it engages into 4H or 2H, you can get back on the throttle. Throttle out meaning lift on the pedal. I've done it like that and while one the throttle without any adverse effects...they're designed to be shifted from 2hi to 4hi on the fly.
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Old 11-05-2009, 04:03 AM
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May have been it He might not have took his foot off the gas pedal.

Will try again when I can drive
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Old 11-05-2009, 07:15 AM
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And yeah, shift-on-the-fly these trucks are....can switch from 2H to 4H while moving and vice versa. I know it pretty well...if I'm sliding sideways and spinning rear tires on the highway, click it to 4 and i go straight. click it back into 2, few seconds later, I be sideways and slippin again.
I understand you're just making a point. But for anyone who doesn't know, engaging 4-high while your wheels are slipping isn't exactly healthy.
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I tired this tonight on my father in laws explorer well he did I cant drive. He was doing 45 and went from 2wd to 4wd HI and it was a very loud clang sound and the truck booged down

I guess that is normal?
Doesn't seem normal to me. When I engage it on the fly, I hear nothing. And yes, my t-case works fine.
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Then to go back into 2WD, you can stop, push the buttons so the lights go off, and you may have to back up about 10 feet, at least on older models, not sure about newer ones.

As far as names calling, I'm sure I'll have a dumb question one of these days. We're not here to tear people down, we're here to help edify stupid people!
Backing up is not necessary anymore. And did I miss something? Who's doing name-calling?
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You can shift into 4hi on the fly. But it's hard on it.
Hard how?
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there shouldn't be any thing remotely close to being considered a 'bang' or a 'clang'. Only thing you should hear is gear whine from the tcase gears meshing. similar to hearing the transmission gear whines when you dont' have a shift boot or you have an exposed hole on the floor.
I agree. You can occasionally hear a faint sound when going into 4 high, but for the most part it's not that noticeable. 4-low on the other hand will make a pretty nice thump, but that's normal.
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