View Full Version : engaging/disengaging fwd
10-03-2007, 07:05 PM
Hi guys, newbie here.
I need your help regarding my truck. I have a '93 Carry, F6A engine, 5-speed, 4x4 w/out differential lock and no low-range. How can I disengage the front-wheel drive? Btw, engaging the front-wheel doesn't require me to lock the hubs. Engaging the front-drive is effortless but it's in the disengaging that I encounter problems. Sometimes I can disengage by just pushing down on the lever and sometimes it just doesn't work. Do I have to drive in reverse first before disengaging? What gives?
I just bought a 94 Carry with the same issue. I crawled underneath and had my son work the lever up and down. What I saw was that where the control cable comes down from the shifter and is connected to a bracket on the transmission, there's a length of unsupported cable about 5" long covered in a rubber bellows. That length of cable connects to the activating lever on the transfer case. When he pushed the lever to 2wd the cable bowed up between the support bracket and the lever rather than pushing the lever rearward on the transfer case. Not sure how I'm going to fix that yet but that's what I saw happening. Just FYI I guess, no expertise here to speak of.
10-04-2007, 08:52 AM
Sounds like a piece of threaded rod and a couple of heim joints may be in order.
Probably way more durable and reliable, good idea Colin
10-04-2007, 09:21 AM
I had something similar on one of the other shifter cables. There is a clamp/keeper at the end of the bellows ( towards the back ) that has slipped loose. I eventually had to replace the cable but as a temporary fix, I pushed everything back as tight as possible and used a small clamp to keep everything in place.
10-05-2007, 03:08 AM
I think there's no problem with the lever. So, do we need to drive in reverse before the fwd is disengaged?
10-13-2007, 09:17 AM
I had the same problem with my nissan 4x4. What I was told was that the differential got torqued from going around corners on dry pavement, and, to back-up to release the torque. It worked every time
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