Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Four-wheel drive stuck in two-wheel drive

asked by on

I have a 4-wheel drive truck. The truck is stuck in 2-wheel drive, and only goes in reverse, first, and second gear.

Thanks for asking. Your automatic transmission is showing signs of an internal failure. Have a certified technician scan the vehicle’s computer for fault codes and inspect the transmission to determine what repairs need to be done.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

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: while i am running my air conditioner my check gages light comes on and when i cut the ac off the lights go off

Hi there. In most cases, what you are describing is caused by an exposed electrical wire somewhere in the AC system or even perhaps the center console. This can cause warning lights or other indication lights come on occasionally when...

Q: Car not shifting out of drive

The shift linkage connections have plastic bushings that go bad and the linkage binds or will not shift at all. The bushings on some models can be replaced and the whole cable has to be replaced of the bushings are...

Q: Transmission takes awhile to go into overdrive

Hello, the concern you have, I advise not to drive. The issue needs to be addressed, the vehicle will become inoperable. The automatic transmission has 3 systems; electronic, hydraulic, and mechanical. What describe could be an internal mechanical failure...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...