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Experience:  35 years experience in the automotive and Lt truck repair business, owner Cardoctor LLC Guthrie, OK
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My 2006 kia sorento will not engage low gears,light comes on

Customer Question

my 2006 kia sorento will not engage low gears,light
comes on but still in high range.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  Cardoctor71 replied 1 year ago.

I need to understand better, is your vehicle auto transmission or manual transmission, 4wd or not?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Kia Sorento lt 06 manual= auto4wheel+low4wheel drive,when i switch to low,it do not engage,stays in high range.
When switch to low, low range light flashing. Low mile car,no towbar,no off road use.
Expert:  Cardoctor71 replied 1 year ago.

Most likely the transfer case encoder module is either stuck or failed, corrosion is usually the problem especially if you are traveling on roads that have been salted to remove snow and ice, It quickly corrodes the encoder linkage attached to the outside of the trransfer case if is clean the encoder has suffered electrical internal failure worst case scenario would be an internal failure in the transfer case keeping the encoder from switching to different modes in the transfer case, check for corrosion issue first, also vacuum line disconnected, or electrical connector loose ,etc.PLEASE Rate my service a 3 or above, if for some reason you can not PLEASE ASK me another question I will continue to answer your questions even after rating is given ,until you are completely satisfied with my answers.

Expert:  Cardoctor71 replied 1 year ago.

PLEASE RATE my service a 3 or above, if for some reason you can not, Please ask me another question, I will continue to answer your questions even after rating is given, until you are completely satisfied with my answers.