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Reversing problems in 4wd


 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 14:03    Post subject: Reversing problems in 4wd Reply with quote

Hi there. I own a 98 vitara lx with fatboy wheels.
I was trying my 4x4 ability to check it was all up and run ing for the winter snow if it comes and for any future mud involved events when I noticed a little bit ofwon ing from the front dif. This isn't excessive and doesnt really kick in until about 15mph. But thats not my major concern. My main problem is if I start reversing when in 4wd the car locks up and cannot reverse until I come out of 4wd. Does anyone have any suggestions? It's just had new wheel bearings fitted to thefront and the free wheelinghubs seem to be warm after use.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 16:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

take it back to whoever fitted the bearings and get them to check their work.

and dont use 4wd on the road unless its icy
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 18:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers for tha fast reply. I fitted the bearings myself and have checked them since with no problems. The 4wd was only to check it worked properly before the worst of the weather kicked in as it's currently trying to snow lightly. I've been advised to check the half shafts and front did too, could this do it?
Thank you
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 15:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

were you checking it on tarmac?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 17:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

yh it was a tarmac trial. have found out that it wont work particularly well unless its slippery or loose ground as doesnt have a central diff between front and rear wheels. have also inspected bearings again and found that one of my locking hubs has disintegrated around the shaft which confuses me but will replace that soon Smile

cheers for the help Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 17:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

replace the hub then try again but for gods sake, make sure youre NOT on tarmac when you do it....
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