Navara Stuck in 4Low

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 11:45
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I need to call on the collective knowledge of all EO Forumites.

My son has a current model Nissan Navara and he has just come off the beach and can't get it out of 4Low. He is reasonably clued up and has checked a few things but no result.

Any Navara owners out there able to help?

He can't drive home as it is.

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Reply By: Louie the fly (SA) - Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 11:51

Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 11:51
Has he checked to make sure there's nothing jamming the selector, like a stick or something? Also, try reversing the car a bit. May help, may not. Good luck.

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Reply By: Member - joc45 (WA) - Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 11:51

Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 11:51
Try reversing and turning slightly off a straight line, while putting pressure on the stick. The gears may be tightly meshed, and reversing should ease this pressure.
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Reply By: Rossc0 - Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 12:05

Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 12:05
If it's got manual hubs unlock them as well. This will release any pressure on the front axle.


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Reply By: Stu-k - Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 13:33

Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 13:33
D40?

A mate has one did same thing he just drove around back and forward and persisted flicking the switch eventually(took a fair bit!) he got 4h then a bit later 2h with some crunching grinding noises to go along with it.

Tell him to keep trying he will get it
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Reply By: Member - Marco T (VIC) - Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 17:22

Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 17:22
Gone bush,


I have had this problem - just reverse a bit then forward a bit (1-2m) to let it engage or dis-engage.
At times it takes some time for the indicator light to show what is going on to. If this does not work -I have heard water on the electronic connection on the gear box can cause this also. I have sprayed all my connections with water dispersant and have not had a problem in this respect.

Best of luck.

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Reply By: Member - Chris & Debbie (QLD) - Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 18:19

Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 18:19
Did he get a flat battery and need a jump start while it was in 4L?

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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 19:26

Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 19:26
Thanks everyone for your input.

My son's Navara is an automatic gearbox, auto hubs and push button for low range.

Now, if son's aren't here to have the p155 taken out of them, well what are they here for.....

He rang back after lunch today and said he had fixed it. He asked someone else in the carpark in a Pathfinder if he had experienced the same thing. Mind you, this was AFTER the RAC had come out and couldn't find the fault. The Pathy bloke said, yeah, is it in Neutral?

Insert Big Penny Dropping Noise here.

Son selects neutral, pushes the deselect low button, everything works. Quickly on the phone to cancel the flatbed truck coming to get him.

I asked him if he had ever read the Owners Manual? What's that?

Son's occupation: Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic in the Pilbara.

He'll be buying me drinks for years over this.


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Follow Up By: StormyKnight - Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 22:27

Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 22:27
Are yes the "how to select 4WD" in an auto.....gets the manual drivers all the time....

The answer is Neutral only....(Not Park or D or any other selection)

This goes for Prado's as well (my car) even though I have a lever for low range, it won't move without grinding noises in any other position.

Anyway Blokes don't read manuals unless its a last resort....hopefully the manual is still in the glovebox for when that happens....

Cheers :)
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 22:46

Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 22:46
He's lucky "The Pathy bloke" was a bloke otherwise we would all be ROFLMAO... LOL

He's just learnt he's something new for the day

Richard
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