Q: Feels like rear tires are dragging truck won't move 4x4 light is on

asked by on

I pulled out my driveway and the truck wouldn't move felt like rear tires where dragging and 4x4 light came on when I try to push gas. What could this be

My car has 193000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Check to be sure the parking brake is not applied, seized, or stuck at the rear wheel positions. Apart from that, if the rear wheels are not turning, there is a mechanical failure in the differential, transfer case, or transmission. The exact source would have to be pinpointed during an on-site visit. If you desire a diagnostic, please use YourMechanic’s failure in drive - no forward motion service page. If you request that diagnostic, the responding certified mechanic will get the underlying issue identified and let you know of your repair options. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanicas we are always here to help you.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Feels like rear tires are dragging truck won't move 4x4 light is on

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My car's reverse is acting as if it is in neutral.

Hi and thanks for your question. The issue is not the transmission but rather the transfer case. The low to high speed shift module on the transfer case is losing power. Check the harness to the shift module motor on...

Q: I have a 2006 nissan maxima i put power steering fluid in it but the steering is still very stiff

If there is lack of steering assist, the power steering pump may not be generating adequate hydraulic pressure. Of course check the drive belt first and be sure that there is no trapped air in the system (if the fluid...

Q: Engine vibration even in idle. Check Engine Light is not on.

You're correct, your engine uses a timing chain. It also has variable valve timing (VTT). This system allows the engine timing to change in relation to engine RPM. A VVT fault could cause driveabilty issues both at idle and at...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.