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Old 10-22-2018, 12:09 AM
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2011 4x4 shifting

I've noticed that even though my expy is in 2H, I've seen on the dash that it says 4x4 shift is happening (can't remember the wording) and to pull forward. Seen it happen at highway speed a few times, and it's been dry.

I've not noticed any change in the drivability, or any feeling of shifting happening.

Now I had been using 4H, anytime it's been raining, then after a few days of dry, and running on 2H, I don't see the message. I've not had this long enough to investigate but I'm gonna start logging it and what the conditions are.

Is this a problem? Has anyone seen this?
 
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Old 10-22-2018, 02:39 AM
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The message can come up due to the shift motor binding. Why are you using 4H in rain? That's a good way to destroy some parts. Does yours have 4A? Or is it just 2H , 4HI and 4LO?
 
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2011’s have the four position dial, 2,A4WD,4H,4L.
 
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Correct but the OP clearly stated 4H which is what I was pointing out.
 
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Old 10-22-2018, 09:18 PM
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I know, you asked what config he had. I answered because I knew.
 
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Old 10-23-2018, 03:46 AM
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Oops. I meant 4A. I haven't used either H or L yet.
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Like right now, I started it, and it says "shift delayed, pull forward". I haven't changed anything. I drive it to work 5 miles in 2H. It's sat for several hours.
 
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Old 10-23-2018, 05:33 AM
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Just for the heck of it, disconnect your battery gor a few minutes to see if thst resets something. You never know with these electronics

 
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I would run the transfercase through all ranges and see if it goes away. When you are shift from 4A to 2Hi are you moving? This is a ESOF so if you do try to shift out of high range the system may not disengage as it binds.
 
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My understanding (and I could be wrong) is that moving the selector switch between A4WD and 2H does not shift anything. It just changes the electronic clutch strategy in the transfer case from variable (based on wheel speed) to 100% applied.
 
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Old 10-23-2018, 05:57 PM
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I'm moving when I switch either way. Or I have normally. If I come out to the truck and it's raining, I'm sure I've switched to 4A before moving.

When I left for work a few hours ago, it came up with the switching 4x4 message again before I even moved, and I've not switched it recently.

I'm not sure when I'll get around to disconnecting the battery cable. My work schedule right now leaves me little time to do much on it, unless I'm in it at work during breaks.

Will I lose all my setups in Sync and the radio? I just finally got it all setup. Took a few days to get the free trial of Sirius going because they had a different radio ESN in their computer for my VIN.
 


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