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Old 10-18-2009, 03:27 PM
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i got a 1993 ranger 4x4 when i put it in four wheel drive on the pavement when i turn it puts a lot of stress on the engine is this normal im a new ranger owner and dont no. in the gravel it seems to do just fine. and when i put my truck in 4x4 do i put it in the first drive or second drive? and should i have the truck in neutral to put it into 4x4. thanks.
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Old 10-18-2009, 04:11 PM
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Do not use 4wd on dry pavement. It is binding up the entire drivetrain and eventually you will blow something up.

You can shift between 2 and 4hi in any gear at any speed. To go in an out of 4lo, you need to be stopped, in park or neutral, with your foot on the brake.
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Old 10-18-2009, 05:18 PM
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ok thanks a lot for warning me like i said im new to 4x4 its like riding on a flat on pavement. i couldnt get out of 4x4 once i was in on cement. you think everything is still ok i did it twice?
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Yes it will be fine. It probably wouldn't shift out that time because it was bound up and the gears in the transfer case were kinda rammed together.
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Old 10-19-2009, 09:00 AM
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thats wierd. i use my 4x4 every year on the pavement during winter when neccesary...never had a problem with it to this day
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Old 10-19-2009, 09:22 AM
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It is turning on dry pavement that will bind it up. Little curves in the road won't really do much. But if you try to turn at for example and intersection, its going to get all bound up and probably break eventually.
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Old 10-19-2009, 09:33 AM
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ya thats very true...i can feel it when i turn sharply...i started turnin it off then back on last year when i had to make sharp turns
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Old 10-19-2009, 09:39 AM
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There is really no reason to leave it on all the time when the road is dry. Not sure why you're doing that. Its just wasting gas and asking to wear stuff out and break something.
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lol i dont leave it on all the time. absolutley not lol. we have bad icy winters in kalamazoo MI and like i said a few posts ago, i only use it when neccessary. which means almost never...haha im not drivin everyday with it on
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thats wierd. i use my 4x4 every year on the pavement during winter when neccesary...never had a problem with it to this day
When there is snow/ ice on the paved roads, that allows the wheels to slip instead of binding the transfer case up.
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:21 PM
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i ran mine here in California on the freeway at least once a month just to keep every thing lubed and the dealer told me to do this but only on the freeway and it was a chevy Tahoe with a shift on the fly nob
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