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Does the 4 wheel drive shifter need to be in neutral when driven out of 4 wheel drive. when i put it in neutral and put the normal shift gear in drive the vehicle will not move. but when i put the 4wheel in high position and depress the 4 wheel button, and slide the normal shift gear in drive, the vehicle moves. is this ok? it does not show the green illuminate on the dashboard.

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4 wheel neutral vehicle will not move that for towing or moving around --put in 2wh --4hi or if have 4low transfer case has to be in a setting to move

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You will have to pull out the instrument cluster to replace that bulb, but, all that bulb does is tell you that your headlamps are on.

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SOURCE: shifter seems to have shifted

just ram the shifter in your booty,.....duh

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adjust the shift linkage so you can put it in park

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SOURCE: four wheel drive does not engage when button on

Sounds like a n electrical shift actuator is at fault. It would be located on the transfer ccase. Make sure the fuse isn't blown and the wiring is connected at the case.

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SOURCE: 1992 toyota camry v6 auto. can't move shifter. car starts and ste

Car must be on and brake pedal depressed to shift. If you have no brake lights then the car doesn't know the pedal is depressed and will not shift out of park. This car has an interlock overide on the shifter console, push it and it will come out of Park. You will need a brake light switch tho.

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I love driving 4x4 jeeps, especially in 4-wheel drive. First, a list of when you should and should not use 4-wheel drive.

2x4 Hi is for normal driving in most weather and anytime you are driving over 50mph.

4x4 HI is for getting you unstuck from mud or snow and can be used up to 50mph but is not recommended for much faster. It is only designed to get you moving and unstuck, it will NOT make it any safer to drive faster on slick surfaces like rain, snow, or ice. Always drive slower on these kinds of surfaces.

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Now, to shift from one to another. My jeep may be different than yours and I haven't driven my jeep in a while (I had to sell it) but it should shift the same way.

First, make sure you are parked and the wheels are not moving. Put the main gear shift (5-speed) into Neutral, hold down the clutch and move the selector from 2x4 to 4x4 by first pulling the shifter to the side then moving it up or down. Some jeeps (especially older ones) may have a wheel lock on the outside of the wheel hub (AKA hub lock). This must be in the "LOCK" position for 4x4 and "UNLOCK" for normal 2x4 driving. Make sure it is fully engaged in the slot before shifting into 1st. Then you can drive normally, following the guidelines above.

The regular 5-speed transmission will shift just the same as before but you will notice that the jeep will drive much slower in 4x4 lo and it will have much more torque for those really sticky situations.

Good luck! Have fun! And if you do plan on doing some real 4x4'in or mud boggin' make sure you buy a winch for the front of your jeep or bring a friend who has a winch on their truck to get you unstuck from the worst of the worst! Don't forget to rate!

P.S. if you have problems with one or more 4x4 settings you can always shift back to 2x4. Make sure that if you are driving on the highway or in normal driving conditions, you are always in 2x4.

P.P.S. If you are near the Columbia, MO area send me a PM, I'd love to find some new friends to do some 4x4 driving with in the area so I can get back into the sport. I miss it.

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