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Stuck in 4wd

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15 Dec 2018 13:01 #198987 by Mattch5150
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Hi all. The jimny 2005 manual has been working well. It needed a clutch adjustment but cable was seized. Garage fitted a new clutch cable yesterday. When driving yesterday put into 4wd. Car is in 4wd but green light flashing. Will Not go into 2wd or 4l. It was working fine day before cable change. Do you think it is likely connected to cable change. I've checked vacuum pipes,cleaned filter, had wheels off to check hub lines. Checked wires near transfer box. Driving forwards and back but nothing. When I pull black pipe off vacuum port I can hear vacuum when plugging it back in. It Will go back on Monday but cannot drive it far stuck in 4wd. I've jacked wheel up in neutral and it cannot be turned. Very annoying !

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15 Dec 2018 13:17 - 15 Dec 2018 13:18 #198988 by Max Headroom
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Is this the dreaded gearbox wind-up that I've heard about?

I'm sure someone told me that if you can bash it off a kerb or a rock it will jump out of it, but if that's not true I stand corrected.

Worth a try?

...Or a wire has got knocked off a solenoid sw?


IF IT AINT BROKE, KEEP FIXING IT UNTIL IT IS
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15 Dec 2018 14:12 #198991 by Mattch5150
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And garage is 1.5 miles away so driving there is a risk also

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15 Dec 2018 15:40 #198993 by Mattch5150
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Ive tried the wind up fixes no joy. I presume it had vacuum to put it into 4wd . The switches do absolutely nothing. Wish I had bought a land rover now!!. Thanks for listening all.

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15 Dec 2018 16:43 #198994 by paradox1001
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If you pull the vac hoses off won’t that disconnect the front wheels from the drive shafts?
So even though it’s in 4wd you will just be turning the front diff and shafts and not the wheels?
It could then be driven to the garage.

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15 Dec 2018 16:55 #198995 by Mattch5150
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I'm not sure which hoses to pull off. If driven slowly without tight turns should be ok. Looking for a 4 x 4 panda now

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15 Dec 2018 17:48 #198999 by jackonlyjack
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You can remove the vacuum hubs and drive it
Also when removed push the splined collar back and re fit start the car and see if they clunk back to 4wd mode
Have a look for broken wires on transfer box

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15 Dec 2018 18:36 #199000 by Mattch5150
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I'm done with it. Panda 1.3 diesel is the way forward

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15 Dec 2018 19:43 #199002 by Lambert
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Don't do that. The panda my best friend had was utterly insufferable and about as robust as a politician's promise, you'll hate it.

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15 Dec 2018 19:49 #199003 by Mattch5150
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Well it's my girlfriend's car, we live out in the sticks I never go truly off road but have flooded, mud filled, icy roads to deal with. I dont see the point of the jimny 4wd system unless you are a farmer that doesn't need to carry much. Its a real dissapointment to me. I suppose it was developed for 3rd world countries where all roads are bad. Britain is not like that. The newer panda 4 x 4 with multijet diesel will be better im sure

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15 Dec 2018 20:08 #199005 by Lambert
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His was new from fiat January 2016, had it about 6 months of which it spent the last 3 being fixed before he punted it. Fix It Again Tomorrow.

A Jimny with appropriate tyres will go places in 2wd that most permanent 4x4s would fall over looking at. Get it fixed, stick with it you won't regret it.

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15 Dec 2018 21:29 - 15 Dec 2018 21:32 #199008 by Max Headroom
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Mattch5150 wrote: . I suppose it was developed for 3rd world countries where all roads are bad. Britain is not like that

It is where I live.


But then you said this...

Mattch5150 wrote: we live out in the sticks I never go truly off road but have flooded, mud filled, icy roads to deal with.

Sounds the same as third world country to me :dry:


Matt you sound quite bitter and easily defeated by this; the Jimny is relatively easy to work on and you will not find an online help resource as friendly and helpful as this forum.
On the other hand, the Panda - a very capable car when hasn't got bits falling off it and some unfeasible electrical debacle, there is no specific forum that I'm aware of.

I'm sure if you get that small fault fixed you will find it perfect for your situation;
I don't off-road mine either - like you I live in the sticks with crap roads that I have to negotiate at ridiculous hours of the night and morning just to get to and from work, and its a big part of the reason I opted for Japanese reliability... Every make will break if it isn't properly maintained.
Prevention is better than cure.

As Lambert said

Lambert wrote: Get it fixed, stick with it you won't regret it.



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