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Low range issue - 2003 Jimny O2

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17 Aug 2013 16:31 #80109 by DavidH
Good Afternoon guys,

I'm desperate for a little advice, I have scanned the pages on here but can't seem to find an issue quite like mine.

As it says in the title I have just got myself an 03 Jimny 02 and I am in love with the old girl!

Here's my issue, went out last night and had a play, used 4H and had no issues at all. Later I required 4L so came back to neutral depressed the handle/lever but for the life of me could not get 4L to engage

I've had a look today after ready some of the posts on here regarding 4WL issues, when I select 4H I can hear the front hubs locking and have checked the condition of the vacuum pipes and they seem ok. It feels almost like a transfer box issue, but I'm just completely guessing here. The 4WD selector lever depresses and comes back a little but won't 'click' into position :-(

Any advice would be greatly appreciated I really want to get the car sorted so I can get out properly :-)

Thanks in advance

David

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17 Aug 2013 17:34 #80118 by adamatdraycott
Sounds to me like the previous owner used 4wd very rarely if ever before!

I bought mine in a similar way, changed the oil, and kept engaging 4h and 4l while sat at the lights, or busy junctions... Not moving just engage and disengage before moving.

This loosened the system up and I can now shift easily

Wind up can cause shifting issues also. Where were you using it in 4h? Is there a chance you could have wound th system up? The problem normally arises when you come to shift into 2h

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17 Aug 2013 19:11 #80130 by MWells
Try moving slightly (a foot or so) backwards or forwards and try again as the gubbins in the box might not be quite lining up.

Jimnyless

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17 Aug 2013 20:51 #80150 by DavidH
Thanks Gent, I shall try both in the morning. Here's some lack of experience coming in what exactly do you mean when you say winding up? I used the 4H to climb up a damp freshly harvested field, died halfway up then tried for 4L and couldn't get it's. Back down, bit of a run up and 4H made it just :-)

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17 Aug 2013 21:49 #80155 by iloveics
Hate to be patronising, but you are pushing the lever down, as well as back? :silly:

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17 Aug 2013 22:20 #80161 by DavidH
I am indeed, depress handle, pull back. Goes back maybe a further half inch then it goes solid. Sometimes I get a grind, other times it will almost latch but when I select 1st it jolts back into the 4H position. :unsure:

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18 Aug 2013 07:51 #80177 by markyp2000
Have you tryed doing it while moving like it says on the sun visor

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18 Aug 2013 20:47 #80247 by DavidH
Tried everything it said on the visor, for 4L it says the car should be stationary and in neutral but I've tried either way. Someone must have had similar :blush: please pleeease pleeeaaaaase?

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18 Aug 2013 21:42 #80250 by iloveics
Might need a new transfer box, you can get them really cheap lots of people on here will have them lying around after their upgrade to a rocklobster

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18 Aug 2013 22:06 #80256 by vitara_mad
if you have no luck sorting yours out ive got a transfer box available

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19 Aug 2013 07:05 #80264 by mlines
Have you checked the mounts, perhaps one has broken and the transfer box has moved meaning the selector is fouling the transmission tunnel

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Martin

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