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Vehicle engages 4WD by itself

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12 Jul 2018 17:12 #194241 by Davidsalk
Hi, this is a 2006 Jimny with push button 4WD controls. We only use 4WD in the winter. Recently when I was driving on the A1 there were suddenly some terrible howling - throbbing sounds from the transmission - no lights on the dashboard. I pulled over into a layby ASAP but was ar a loss to comprenhend what was happening. Out of desparation I engaged 4WD then back to 2WD and the car was fine for the rest of the journey. This has happened periodically since. Yesterday I jacked up the front of the car and nearside wheel was locked, offside was freewheeling. Today I pulled the nearside freewheel hub expecting to find clues but it looked factory new and the slider was working properly. Any ideas what's going on?

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12 Jul 2018 17:20 #194243 by Riccy
Replied by Riccy on topic Vehicle engages 4WD by itself
Have a look here in the wiki for info about the system...

bigjimny.com/mediawiki/index.php?title=4...-_emergency_measures

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