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My 04 Suzuki Vitara lx v6 my 4x4 not working. I've tried…

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My 04 Suzuki Vitara...

My 04 Suzuki Vitara lx v6 my 4x4 not working

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Vitara yourself? What have you tried so far?

I've tried checking the tranfser case

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Only the drive wheel turns when its in 4 wd

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have power steering? Have you checked the power steering fluid?

Yes i have power steering fluid in the reservoir

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Auto Mechanic: Greg, Technician replied 8 months ago
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Auto Mechanic: Greg, Technician replied 8 months ago

Hi .

Could you please explain a bit more of your problem .

As i understand i think your 4WD is not connecting .

When you shift to 4WD is there any blinking warning lights Coming ON.

Greg

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
the 4WD light comes on. But on the drive wheel turns
Auto Mechanic: Greg, Technician replied 8 months ago
the front drive shaft is not connecting up
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Doesn't seem so
Auto Mechanic: Greg, Technician replied 8 months ago

Okay looks like you have a problem with the air pump this is what lock's the front diff .

this pump should switch on when you select 4WD .

On the differential you will find a vacuum hose pull this and air should be pushed out

this is to lock the diff, if air is being pumped out then the Axel lock hub will need replacing .

The locking hub is located inside the diferencial..

For further assistance with this issue please get back to me with the reply box below .
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Air is being pushed out but it stopped when I plugged the hose back on but the air pressure is not high
Auto Mechanic: Greg, Technician replied 8 months ago

Locking hub has sized this happens when hardly used .

condensation gets in the system and corrodes it inside .

You will have to open the diff to check the hub.

Greg

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Auto Mechanic: Greg, Technician replied 8 months ago
Let me know what you find .
Greg
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