4wd issue

4wd issue

This is a discussion on 4wd issue within the RAM 1500 General Discussion (Non Diesel) forums, part of the RAM 1500 (NON DIESEL) category; Yesterday I put my 2015 Ed in 4 low. Everything worked as it should, and was pleased with the torque. Upon switching back to 4 ...

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    4wd issue

    Yesterday I put my 2015 Ed in 4 low. Everything worked as it should, and was pleased with the torque. Upon switching back to 4 high, it said it was in but had no forward or reverse. 2wd same thing. Switched back to 4 low and everything worked fine. Switched back to 4 high and put it in drive, gave a little pedal and it started grinding, put in neutral. When I put it back in drive it worked fine, switched back to neutral and put it in 2wd. Everything works fine, have not tried 4wd again yet as I need my truck on the road at least a few more days before it can go in.. Any ideas as to what it could be?

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    Those @#&* electric transfer case shifters can be a pain. We had similar problems at work with the GM ones, hit and miss, sometimes just rolling ever so slowly and things would line up.

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    If it's possible, aside from putting the transmission in neutral, try to have the truck rolling slowly (5mph or less) when you shift into 4X4 Low

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    It seemed to shift into 4 low just fine, it was getting out of 4 low that was the problem. Maybe try the same coming out of low?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshall View Post
    Maybe try the same coming out of low?
    Yes, I meant to type into/out of 4X4 Low. Keeping your foot off the brake can help also, there is both the transfer case and front axle splines that are engaging/disengages that has to happen.

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    Thank you for the info, will try it this evening. Down in the hood of Detroit today, don’t want to get stuck down here! 😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshall View Post
    Down in the hood of Detroit today, don’t want to get stuck down here!
    What are doing in my neck of the woods?...lol
    Downtown is not bad at all... during the day, you should goto Slow's for lunch (it's across from the Train Station). I'm working in the northern suburbs today.

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    To support those who advise "rolling" slowly when shifting in and out of 4L .... yes, my ED does the same and it's the only way I can get the truck to shift in and out of 4L without a lot of clunking and grinding. I don't use it often, but I have been in and out of 4L several times successfully by rolling slow.

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    I use 4 low a lot. Every time I pull the trailer in/out of my garage and I use it when pulling the boat out of some really steep long ramps helps tremendously with not lugging the engine.

    Ive never had trouble getting it in 4x4 low. Always make sure you straighten the wheel and let it roll a little forwards/backwards a little to relieve any stress that may be on the components from turning before trying to shift out of 4x4.
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    You need to exercise these solenoids or they can get stuck. Once a month, cycle each mode. You won't have a problem.

    This is true of all electric gear boxes.

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