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Old 10-24-2013, 01:56 AM   #1
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Hello everybody new here and i just bought my first car, it just so happens to be a 1990 D21 Standard 4cyl with 4x4 but the 4x4 isnt working.

I would like to know what might be causing this and would appreciate anybody's help!

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Old 10-24-2013, 02:09 AM   #2
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do you have auto or manual hubs? welcome to the site.
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Thanks and I believe i have manual hubs sorry Im a big time noob (This is the first car i have ever bought by the way.)
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I do remember the guy who sold it to me, said something about the hubs had something to do with getting the 4x4 to work but he wasn't sure himself.
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if you have auto hubs, they might not be locking. i think most of the hardcore guys switch to manual hubs because auto hubs can suck sometimes
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manual hubs you have to turn them from free to lock, on both sides (one side the front wont engage), auto hubs should lock in automatically after 30 ft or so while in 4WD. disengage you shift into 2WD and back up 6 ft or so. autos are known to stick or have the inner spring wear out.

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JUST in case you are a "100% noob".....

Make sure the hubs are in "Lock" Position (Arrow will point to lock).

Make sure the truck is COMPLETELY Stopped and out of gear

Shift the small lever to the spot marked "4x4 High" and the light on the dash will come on. Drive "normally". Dont drive TOO much on dry pavement.

Use "4x4 Low" for TONS more torque.. Going into and out of "Low" can be a bit tricky at times.
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JUST in case you are a "100% noob".....

Make sure the hubs are in "Lock" Position (Arrow will point to lock).

Make sure the truck is COMPLETELY Stopped and out of gear

Shift the small lever to the spot marked "4x4 High" and the light on the dash will come on. Drive "normally". Dont drive TOO much on dry pavement.

Use "4x4 Low" for TONS more torque.. Going into and out of "Low" can be a bit tricky at times.
LOL - that's the kind of info someone like me needs.

I test drove a 4x4 Cherokee once. The salesman let me go out to their back crawling yard to play with it, but I was too proud to tell him how ignorant I was about 4x4 vehicles.

I got out there, and their hills and crawling area were amazing! But, I could not seem to get that thing into 4 wheel drive. I told myself it was probably broken anyway, so I didn't get it.
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OK thanks for the input guys and yea google some info on the hubs they are manual and I have set them in the lock position but no luck. Another thing I forgot to mention was that the lever won't go into 2h or 4h just 4l.
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OK thanks for the input guys and yea google some info on the hubs they are manual and I have set them in the lock position but no luck. Another thing I forgot to mention was that the lever won't go into 2h or 4h just 4l.
Wait...Its ONLY in 4L or Neutral?
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