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Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
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Experience:  Owner at Carolina Auto Service & Sales , 20 years Experience in Foreign & Domestic vehicle
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Started my 2009 1500 4x4 this morning put truck in reverse

Customer Question

started my 2009 1500 4x4 this morning put truck in reverse and started to back up. truck shifted in to 4 low. 4 low light flashing. esp off flashing. 4 wd nob is in 2wd position. shifted into park. turned nob to 4 low then back to 2wd. no change. tyed every combanation still will not shift out of 4 low. drove around block.tryed backing u p. no change. shut off truck started up no change . ????
JA: What confuses you?
Customer: truck will not shift out of 4 low.esp light flashing.
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you noticed any leaking?
Customer: 20100 miles. no leaks.
JA: What is the model of your '09 Dodge?
Customer: 1500 w/5.7 hemmi 4x4
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: just happend this morning. will fix my self if i know whats wrong
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 11 months ago.

Hi, I'm Chad. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question and I will be posting your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 11 months ago.

most likely the 4wd switch module or the 4wd motor is bad not switching

we need a Chrysler scanner or equivalent & retrieved fault codes from the 4wd module

we can try resetting it for now .

Master reset Procedure

1- Disconnect Battery Cables ( Negative & Positive Cables )

2- Hold cables Together for 60 secs ,then let go

3- Wait 15 minutes

4- Make sure all doors are closed

5- Reconnect battery Cables

6- Lock & unlock the vehicles using the key from driver door side (if you have a key fob with no blade key, just lock & unlock using the key fob buttons)

7- Enter the vehicle and attempt to start

Please let me know , if that reset it or not .

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician