my mitsubishi pajero is stuck in 4 wheel drive.HELP

Submitted: Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 22:56
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my pajero is stuck in 4 wheel drive and before I take it to the garage I was wondering if anybody has any ideas of how I might be able to get it out.(Im a typical female regarding these matters so nothing to technical please..)
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Reply By: brett - Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 23:03

Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 23:03
Bit more info..... what model Pajero and which bit of 4wd is it stuck in, 4H, 4HLC or 4LLC. or if thats a bit technical do you have green and orange lights on the dash showing stuff?
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 23:06

Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 23:06
try reversing a little bit .. somecars require this.

what makes you think its in 4wd?

Is it a lever, or a switch on the dash?

What model Paj?

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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 23:09

Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 23:09
Don't know anything about pajero's, Chris, but even tojo's get stuck in 4WD sometimes.

Try reversing, in a safe area, accelerate, then as you lift your foot off loud pedal, push lever towards 2WD. Or has it got a 4WD button?

Can also try driving forward, in say 2nd gear, accelerate then as above. I've even put my foot against the lever, get more strength then.

The third solution is to go to the hardware, and buy the biggest hammer you can carry, and............lol.

Hope it works out for you.

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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 23:16

Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 23:16
Chris,
Could be caused by transmission wind-up if you've driven on hard surfaces in 4x4.
If what the others have said don't work, try jacking up one front wheel off the ground to see if you can release the tension on the drive-train.
Good luck
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Follow Up By: Johnno1 - Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 09:30

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 09:30
Thats what it sounds like. Reverse the same way it came in and then proceed forward. Should release the tension.
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Follow Up By: pjchris - Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 10:10

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 10:10
Pajero's are fine in 4WD on bitumen (NH or newer) unless you lock the center diff.
I assume the lights on the dash show the car as being in 4WD.

More detail is needed.

What model/year mainly.

Peter
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 12:23

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 12:23
If its got the vacuum operated front diff actuator and when you move the lever the lights on the dash stay on or blink, it is possibly the front actuator siezed, but most likely the solenoid selector valves are playing up ( on the right hand inner guard).

Ive been there chasing this before obviously, took us about a day and a half to work out.
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Reply By: butts - Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 14:09

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 14:09
Chris,
Had a similar problem with my Jeep. Not sure what system you have, but mine was also a solenoid problem.
If it is an electronic problem, try disconnecting the battery, this will will reset your computer and potentially clear any glitches. This is only a stab in the dark, but worth a try.

Butts
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Reply By: Fordskin - Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 22:12

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 22:12
This may sound stupid but my wife had this problem on Fraser. With NM/NP pajeros you can put it in 4H on the run but if you put it 4Hlc or 4Llc then you have to stop and put it neutral and change to 2H or 4H. I am thinking that you probably know this basic thing already.
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