4WD Indication light

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 10:02
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Some advice from Troopy drivers please!

On my '89 Troopy I have noticed that the 4WD Indication Light, on the dash, illuminates whenever I put the 4WD gearstick into H4, N & L4. Should the light come on when the gearstick is in N?

I got tricked up with the 4WD light being "on" when I was about to go down a hill, when I thought I was in L4, but actually I hadn't pushed the gearstick over far enough and I was in "N".

Pretty tricky!!

Sparky

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Reply By: V8troopie - Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 11:32

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 11:32
I would say 'yes'.
The way I understand it the "N" position is really for PTO winch usage, the shifting mechanism is still powering the transfer case but not the drive shafts.
Its just a light operated by a little switch that gets activated whenever you move off the H2 position.
Klaus
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Follow Up By: Troopy Travellers (NSW) - Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 19:20

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 19:20
Thanks V8 for that info, I will be careful in future!!
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Reply By: waveslave - Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 17:24

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 17:24
Hey dude,

It's the same in my Troopy. I've had the same myself, and have just learnt to be 100% sure. Only thing I've encountered is some difficulty getting it BACk into 2wd. I'll be on flat ground, wheels straight, and i'll have to try 3, 4 or more times to get it back to 2wd. Any suggestions?
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Follow Up By: Geoff - Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 18:29

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 18:29
Sounds like transmission windup,can be due to using worn tyres with new ones ie different diameter on front and rear axles.Try reversing before putting back to 2wd.
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Follow Up By: V8troopie - Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 00:56

Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 00:56
My 4WD shifter sticks too if I used it on hard ground (like towing a boat up the ramp). Found that slowly rolling forward, pushing the clutch and, at the same time, push the lever to 2WD does the trick most of the time.
I do that only on level ground, of course. Reversing also works but its not always a good idea with a large boat trailer behind :-)
Klaus
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