My 1987 Dodge Raider SAB 4x4 has been extremely taken care of down to the wiring of the vehicle. I have literally replaced just about every part on this vehicle except for the main hard parts like the engine, transmission, transfer case, and front and rear axle. But all parts connecting to them or touching them have more or less been replaced by me or the previous owner.
I have never had an issue with this truck off or on road at all until the other day when 4 wheeling with some friends. I do run this truck hard but replace all parts that break.
After going through several 3 ft. Mud holes filled with water, I lost my 4 wheel low drive. I still have 4 wheel high. On the drivers dash, the 4 wheel drive light comes on as well, when in 4 high. But when I shift to 4 low, the 4 wheel drive high light comes on again, instead of my 4 wheel low light like normally.
After this problem accurd, I got stuck, and had to be pulled out. All transmission gears shift just fine while driving just to note. Also when in neutral, if I shift the 4 wheel drive stick/lever to HI or Low, the trucks moves about an 1/8" forward as if it is engaging into HI and or Low gear. But if in 4 wheel low while driving, it still stays in 4 high.
I am a decent back yard mechanic, but due to the rearity of this vehicle, I'm not extremely knowleable in this vehicles 4 wheel drive system, and could use some help with this.
I did not notice any bent linkage at the transfer case or transmission, but it could be there. I do not understand fully how the front wheel drive system is actually ingaged as well. Is it all by linkage. Is it electronic. Is it vacuum. Or all the above.
Any help would be great. Thanks.
PS: nothing sounds broke when driving.
have the same problem?
Thursday, December 18th, 2014 AT 8:32 PM