What would cause my 4 wheel drive not to work?

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What kind of fluid do I put in my transfer case?

automatic transmission fluid

Why is my front end grinding?

If you are getting a grinding noise from the front wheels when driving then the most common cause is the brakes are worn causing the brake pads backing plate rubbing on the rotor metal to metal. Have you brakes inspected to see if just the one side is worn down indicating the caliper is sticking.

Why is my 4 wheel drive making a grinding noise?

When you hear a grinding sound when turning in 4 wheel drive means you are experiencing drivetrain binding. Binding of the drivetrain transfers high levels of torque through the drivetrain and transfer case resulting in difficulty turning, grinding noises and wheel hop.

Can you drive with 4WD light on?

The four wheel drive light means your car has activated four wheel drive. If the Service 4WD light is on, there may be an issue with the system.

What does front axle actuator do?

The Axle Actuator is a device which activates the front axle when the driver switches from 2 wheel drive to 4 wheel drive. When the switch is turned on, the control module turns on an air-pump which is mounted near the front of the car. The pump begins to build pressure and eventually opens a relief valve.

What does it mean when service 4WD light comes on?

The “Service 4WD System” message indicates a problem with the 4WD system that should be properly diagnosed and repaired. When the ignition key is turned from OFF-RUN-START and is released back to the RUN position after the vehicle starts, the 4WD warning light should go on for 1 to 2 seconds and then go out.

What would cause my 4 wheel drive not to work?

An electrical fault such as a corroded wire or faulty 4WD dial/switch, A component failure such as a faulty transfer case module or actuator. A seized differential caused by poor lubrication. A leak in the vacuum hoses (older traditional 4WD systems)

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