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95 4runner 4x4 automatic. No gears. But 4wd works : Just

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95 4runner 4x4 automatic. No gears. But 4wd works
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Customer: Just bought it. Next am rear antilock and check engine light on. Won't go into any gears seems it stays in neutral. But I can get it moving in 4wd.
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Customer: Under truck I can hear gears moving.
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Customer: Topped off all fluids transfer fluid doesn't smell burt or discolored
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 1 year ago.

Hello, thanks for posting

Since you can move it in 4x4 it would seem that there is no power applied to the rear wheels and only to the front, the transfer case could be the problem. You mentioned that the check engine light and rear diff lock lights are on, have you made sure the diff lock switch is off?

Next step wpould be to see what trouble codes are stored for the check engine light, I would recommend that you take it to a close by autozone or similar parts store and have the codes read, they do this at no charge, or you can buy in inexpensive code reader and do this yourself, that way you have a code reader for future use as well.