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Old 04-08-2005, 04:29   #1 (permalink)
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Reversing in 4WD mode causes car to lock up...?

Hey Guys,

Today at the supermarket I wanted to take the car for a drive in 4WD mode, I intended to exit the supermarket and go down to a local trakc not far away.

Anyway, started the car, engadged 4WD mode, put it in reverse started backing out, got about halfway out of the park and the car slowed, it felt like the handbrake was being applied lightly and eventually the car ceased moving, I applied a bit of gas and the car would edge back slowly, but I didn't want to risk breaking anything, so I hit the 4WD button to take it out of 4WD mode and it unlocked from its little tantrum and went back as normal.

Has anyone else had problems while trying to reverse in 4WD mode? I thought maybe you weren't meant to reverse in 4WD mode, but the manual didn't say anything about it, maybe there is a problem with it?

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Re: Reversing in 4WD mode causes car to lock up...?

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Hey Guys,

Today at the supermarket I wanted to take the car for a drive in 4WD mode, I intended to exit the supermarket and go down to a local trakc not far away.

Anyway, started the car, engadged 4WD mode, put it in reverse started backing out, got about halfway out of the park and the car slowed, it felt like the handbrake was being applied lightly and eventually the car ceased moving, I applied a bit of gas and the car would edge back slowly, but I didn't want to risk breaking anything, so I hit the 4WD button to take it out of 4WD mode and it unlocked from its little tantrum and went back as normal.

Has anyone else had problems while trying to reverse in 4WD mode? I thought maybe you weren't meant to reverse in 4WD mode, but the manual didn't say anything about it, maybe there is a problem with it?

Paul
I thought that you were not supposed to use 4WD mode on hard surfaces only on dirt/mud/sand etc.. The manual states that doing so will "lock up" the driveline.
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Old 04-10-2005, 16:49   #3 (permalink)
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I thought that you were not supposed to use 4WD mode on hard surfaces only on dirt/mud/sand etc.. The manual states that doing so will "lock up" the driveline.
Can you please quote which page it's on?

Also, how would it be any different to using 4WD mode in reverse if you are off 'hard surfaces'? Surely at some point it would be required.

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