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#1 Old 01-15-2011, 01:14 PM
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Trouble engaging 4wd

My four wheel drive will not engage. I have a 2007 fj with 56000 miles on it. It worked fine a month or so ago and in our first snow it will not go in. I can go to 4low and it will gear down but the front drive train does not kick in. any suggestions?
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Hello, and to Toyota Nation! Let me move your thread over to the FJ forum so the other members there can help you out with your 4WD issue. You might also use that forum's search feature and see if any past threads have discussed how to engage/disengage the 4WD system.

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Welcome. Someone here can help. I am not familiar with the FJ's. You have a stock suspension?

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Yes. Everything on the vehicle is stock.
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Tranmission in neutral?? Slow speeds?? If YES try backing up and see if
that helps.
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Yes, I have tried all that. tried going between 4h and 4l, backwards, forwards, wheels turned. I am thinking electrical, not sure where to start looking as far as that goes. thanks
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the most common problems are the front diff actuator and the transfer case position switch, the switch is on the pass. side of the transmission. disconnect the connector and put a paper clip in the 2 wire connector and see if engages. Does the light on the dash come on or flash?
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I have the problem of my atrac or locker not engaging in 4l. I was wondering if you could post any more information about how to check the sensor. Or possibly a link to a thread about it. I get on the fj forum a lot but it will not work on my mobile device currently. It says the fj forum is not up to date or something.

But anyway I am trying to get my locker to engage and atrac to even just show a dash light.



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