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Unread 02-20-2015, 01:55 PM   #1
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Accidentally ran 4WD on the street

Its been snowy all week leaving some streets icy and some perfectly clear and dry. You can see where im going with this.. anyway I forgot to switch back to 2wd until I came to a stop sign when as I pulled to a stop there was a horrific bang and grinding sound. The transfer case had thrown itself into neutral. It took me awhile to wrestle it back into 2wd with people yelling and honking at me but once I did it drove normally. My question is what could I have damaged and so forth. My plan so far is to drain and fill the transfer case to look for chunks. Other than that what should I check?

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Unread 02-20-2015, 02:05 PM   #2
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If your 2wd and 4hi/ 4lo works fine and there are no metal chunks in the TC fluid, keep driving. You will find out sooner or later if you actually destroyed something..

Most likely you just threw it out of 4hi. If something broke, it could be ie. the shift fork, drive chain, drive sprockets, planetary gears, among a couple other things.
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Unread 02-20-2015, 09:27 PM   #3
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Everything seems to be functioning as normal so I think I had a lucky break. I will change the fluid anyway cause its due in another thousand miles. They should have put a light on the gauge cluster letting you know you're in 4x4, just a thought.
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There is a 4wd light on the VIC..
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Unread 02-20-2015, 09:59 PM   #5
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Yeah but who's going to see that all the way down there, I certainly didn't haha.
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