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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-06-2010, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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4 wheel dr, while in 2 wheel drive

I jumped into my Teryx today and thought I had broken it. It would not turn easily going down the road, what I found was that the front diff lever was pulled back into locked position. The button was in 2 wheel dr but the diff was locked in and pulling. Does that mean the 4 wheel drive button is for show only on the instrument cluster? Or is something wrong with my machine?--Livy
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nope it just happened to me over the weekend i let someone drive when i got in it to put away i couldnt steer it to good,the front diff lever was locked in.took it out it was fine thats why they use this system because it was locked like the rear diff it would be a bear to turn hope this helps
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it is because both tires are locked together it has nothing to do with 4wd unlock it and your fine try a rock crawler with a detroit locker in the front and hubs locked same thing
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I believe I know what you mean, but what does the 4 wheel drive button have to do with it. If all I have to do is pull the diff handle back to engage 4 wheel drive, why push the 4 wheel drive button:?
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Similar thing happened to me this weekend. I was going to do a separate post. I put in 4WD and locked the diff. Once I was done I unlocked and put in 2WD. The diff lever goes to unlock but I can easily move about 1/3 of the way and it feels like the front is still locked as it is hard to steer. Do I need to take my machine in? It is the first time I have locked them, should that lever be harder then hell to pull to the lock position?
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I believe I know what you mean, but what does the 4 wheel drive button have to do with it. If all I have to do is pull the diff handle back to engage 4 wheel drive, why push the 4 wheel drive button:?
The button will engage the 4 wheel drive in the transmission so the front drive shaft has power to it. The diff lock simply locks the front diff so both tires turn together. So no its not in 4 wheel drive when the front diff is locked.


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My diff lock was pulled back and seemed to be stuck. I could not get it to release. I took a closer look and noticed that the plastic grab handle part had slid up the shift rod and wouldn't let me depress the release button. I pushed it back down and everything was fine. Now the plastic part is loose and I need to glue it back somehow. This looks as though it could be a common problem.
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ok now i know your confused but diff lock only locks right and left tires together it has nothing to do with 4wd the transmission is what locks the front drive shaft into 4wd got it
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Still confussed

If the Lever locks both front wheels together, then why does it have different levels of locks as you go from front to back with the lever. I would think you would only lock both wheels together together entirely, or have them rotating freely completely? What happens if you go half way back with the lever?
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