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That's about it for the instructions. Mine does the same, jumps out of 4L but without a bang, but 4H works great...shifts right in a idling speed. My mech told me to shut it off and put it into low, then go, but haven't tried that yet.
i thought 4lo needed to go in while truck is slightly in motion? mine pops in/out too, i hardly use it, also check the linkage (i have yet to adjust mine), but this recent snow dump all ive been using is 4hi.....with the 24's LOL
I dont think you are supposed to shift it fast and hard into 4lo. I always pull with a constant pressure and if it wont go in let the truck roll a little or move it a little then try again! Maybe thats just the way I do it, but who knows. lol. It will tell you in the owners manual of the truck if you still have that!
NV-231 Transfer Case
The NV-231 transfer case offers 4 mode positions. Use the appropriate mode for the conditions described below:
Rear wheel drive high range - Normal street and highway driving.
Four-wheel drive high range - When driving conditions require more traction than two-wheel drive provides.
Neutral - Disengages both driving axles. To be used for towing only. See towing instructions for more information.
Four-wheel drive low range - When maximum pulling power is require. Do not exceed 25mph (40kph).
2H to 4H or 4H to 2H
Shifts between 2H and 4H can be done with the vehicle stopped or in motion. With vehicle in motion, the transfer case will engage/disengage faster if you momentarily release the accelerator pedal after making the shift.
4H to 4L or 4L to 4H
Shifting can be performed with the vehicle rolling 2-3 mph (3-5 km/h) or completely stopped. Slow the vehicle to under 3mph, shift automatic transmission to NEUTRAL (N) or depress clutch on manual transmission. Shift transfer case lever without hesitation to the desired mode. Pausing in transfer case NEUTRAL (N) may require shutting the engine off to avoid gear clash while completing the shift. Do not attempt to shift to or from 4L with the transmission in gear.
I'd personally never engage it while moving even though my manual says I can. Just doesnt sit right with me and seems hard on the truck and why not stop since you gotta slow to around 2 mph anyway. I always stop, put the truck in nuetral, and pull the shifter to whatever I'm putting it into, put the truck in reverse and let it roll a lil, then back to drive and go. Thats just how I was taught and I always have better results like that. No grinding, popping out, or gear clash.
1995 Dakota SLT 318 4x4. K&N Air Intake. SI/DO Cherry Bomb Extreme with tips.
Rims from a buddy with 31x10.50 Goodyear Wrangler Authorities.
Last edited by melodytoinvent; 11-27-2010 at 03:31 PM..