Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Transfer case show 4x4 high when put into 4x4 low

asked by on

When the transfer case is put on 4x4 high, it shows up; but then when it’s put into 4x4 low, it just shows up as 4x4 high. Do I have to drive at 4x4 high before the transfer case will switch to 4x4 low?

A: Make sure that the truck is in park or neut...

Make sure that the truck is in park or neutral when shifting to 4x4 low. If it is, and you're still getting this problem, you can try driving forward a bit to see if it engages in low gear. But there is more likely a problem with the transfer case or the switch. You should have the vehicle's transmission scanned and diagnosed by a professional technician to ensure that the correct repairs are made.

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Transmission coolant line

Hi there! Unfortunately, there was not an attached picture here. The transmission cooler lines will come from the side of the transmission to the cooler. If you need help with an inspection, a certified professional from YourMechanic can come to...

Q: Hesitation at RPMs lower than 2000

The vehicle may have unmetered air entering the engine, which is air entering the tubes between the mass airflow sensor and the throttle body. If there are no leaks, then the fuel trims in the data would need to be...

Q: Strange fluid under vehicle

Thanks for asking! There are very few clear fluids that are part of any of the vehicle's hydraulic or cooling systems. Yes, water is used to some degree in the cooling system, but you did not mention overheating. There is...

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.