Q: Questing about shifting from 4wd to 2wd.

asked by on

Test drove a 94 Yukon I'm thinking about buying. 4wd shifter is on the floor. Going into 4wd is no problem. Moving the lever back to 2wd and I have to drive down the road 25-50 yards before it goes back into 2wd. Is this normal behavior or should it go into 2wd as soon as the shifter is put into 2wd?
Thanks, Brian

My car has 80000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. When shifting out of 4WD, it is best to stop the vehicle and back up about 10 feet. This will fully disengage the transfer case and put the vehicle into 2WD mode. It is normal for the transfer case to shift into 2WD after a long drive of 25 to 50 yards.

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. Questing about shifting from 4wd to 2wd.

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: I HAVE A 2009 SRX V6

Between the drive shaft and the yoke into the differential is a u-joint. Based on your description that joint may be faulty and in need of replacement. To have that component inspected, and replaced if necessary, please request universal joint...

Q: Truck won't shift out of reverse but the shifter is in park.

Hi there. There are two different things that could be happening. Either the shifter cable is broken and came off the shifter linkage on the transmission or the transmission rod inside the transmission pan that connects to the main valve...

Q: Clutch malfunctions

I'm not sure if you are having a difficult time installing the transmission, or if the clutch has failed; I'm going to assume the former. Stabbing a manual transmission into the clutch/back of the engine can be very challenging. This...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
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...
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...