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03 Jun 2019 22:59 #209567 by steele
Hey :) I'm new here :D
I have two automatic Jimnys ( 2004 )
My first one is dying a death, so keeping for spares.
This weekend I collected a second one in seemingly excellent condition.. though after driving her 250km on various roads to get home the 'check engine' light came on.
She seems to be running smoothly despite this.
The more worrying thing.. I tried her 4wd on a forestry track this evening. All ok. Back into 2wd for main road and that's when issue started. Noise at first, then I felt 'discontented'(?) movement under the front centre of car. She lost speed and seemed to lose power and fluidity in wheels.
Got her home.

I just checked her in park with engine on and tried the 4wd gear which is now flashing.

Sorry this is so long winded! I'd like to know if it's safe to drive her tomorrow to a mechanic?
I believe I'll be needing help and advice from you all..:huh: :whistle:
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04 Jun 2019 04:12 #209569 by Lambert
After coming out of 4x4 did you try reversing back a few metres? It sounds like the front drive didn't disconnect properly. I would not recommend driving it on road until it has been released. If possible jack up one front wheel at a time and see if it rotates by hand. It could be that something is stuck internally and needs more investigation.

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04 Jun 2019 06:12 #209580 by steele
I switched to 2wd in neutral with wheels straight but I didn't know about the reversing trick. Beige one had no problems with it.
That sounds about right.
I'll see what I can do without driving. Thanks so much! :)

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04 Jun 2019 10:47 #209591 by steele
You're assessment was perfect. Left front wheel seized. Lucky I have good spare parts from my old jeep to get back on the road today :) cheers again for that

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04 Jun 2019 11:15 #209592 by Lambert
Ok so when you say seized will it nit move at all or only a little bit before stopping? There's a few possibilities for the causes. If you have a read on the relevant sections about the 4x4 system in the wiki section in the top banner of the page that will help you match symptoms. Have a read and if it's still as clear as mud ask away, someone will be able to help.

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04 Jun 2019 21:42 #209617 by steele
It stopped moving altogether. Inside the wheel the brake was pushed up against the brake pad and kingpin axle (?) little plate and spring ring were completely mashed and broken.
Lucky I had a working jeep to replace the broken bits with and a patient mechanic.
It's sorted now :) I'll try not to wreck it again ;)
Yes, I've had a read through now, the articles are brilliant. Lots of advice, if I can't find what I'm looking for I'll be back with any more questions :)
Thanks again, so good to know where I can get Jimny help!

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04 Jun 2019 21:48 #209618 by steele
Added a pic of the broken bit and the good replacement.
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05 Jun 2019 04:29 #209623 by Lambert
Yep, that would definitely do it, it's done well to get you home! Glad it's sorted and that we've been able to help.

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05 Jun 2019 08:20 #209628 by invincible
i can help, i,ll get to the bottom of this over a beer no problem!!

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05 Jun 2019 08:29 #209630 by Lambert
Calm down dear or I'll send matron to review your pills again! :laugh:

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