I located the Data Connection Block and guess what there where two orange wites on the block they where both on the bottom row. So, as advised I shorted them both to groung. I observed the lights and on both occasions they became illuminated (Just the 4 Hi and 4 Low then shut off. Remember this is New Hampshire. So its 27 Degrees Farenheit and I went to put the car in gear and guess what. It would not release and was "Locked" in the Park position. I left the vehicle running and returned about ten minutes. At that time I was able to shift it into Reverse then to Drive and it operated correctly. Looking back at this synerio, It was frigid when the problem originated, it was necessary for me to FORCE the shift selelctor harshly which broke it off within the steering column. After the selector and mechanism within the column was replaced it again FREEZES UP until it is warm. This is the original problem. How can this be diagnosed? Now the Four Wheel Drive portion of this as I recall operated or I am assuming operated PRIOR to this incident. It wasnt until I was stuck did I realize that the front wheels were not engaging. Now through this myriad we also have an additional component that occured while I was stuck. The "Service Engine Soon" light became illuminated. Strange but if the Actuator is vacuum operated, perhaps thats why the "Service Engine Soon" Light came on and eventually went out on its won. Strange AH I agree. Now, I also am a Technician (HVAC/R) and frequently when a client discribes the ENTIRE problem things come to light.
The shift selector was originally frozen in Park.
I forced the selector breaking the internal mechanism
The Mechanism was replaced.
I paid $400.00 for my foolishness and force
Now the scenerio has duplicated iteself again.
The Four wheel drive dosent work
Whats causing this selector to Freeze Up?
Where is the actuator physically located?
Can I perform a Vacuum test to determine if its OK?
Somthing has failed?
Is there an interlock for the 4 wheel drive located in conjunction with the Neutral Selector on thee column?
I need to get some troubleshooting tips or be able to determine why I am unable to shift into any gear until it is either warm OR vacuum is established. Maybe a vacuum leak? '
I am in a state of quandry?
Whats happening Jack? :Roll:
Thursday, January 31st, 2008 AT 1:56 PM