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In other words if I try to shift the 4x4 lever to 4 lo while in neutral or D and engine running, it'll make a loud grinding noise. But if I stop the engine and shift to 4 lo first before I start the engine and shift to D after, 4x4 will work. And while 4x4 is working and I try to shift back to park it'll grind. I'm pretty sure 4x4 isnt supposed to work like that lol. Been reading a lot about these trucks but haven't seen anyone with the same issues I'm having. BTW this is a 01 frontier.
 

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You should never shift between hi and lo ranges while in drive. While shifting to 4 lo while trans is in neutral, is the truck moving? It should not be moving for 4 lo.
 

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You should never shift between hi and lo ranges while in drive. While shifting to 4 lo while trans is in neutral, is the truck moving? It should not be moving for 4 lo.
Even when in neutral and I try to shift to 4 lo it'll grind so I don't even try anymore. I did get it into 4 lo once while in neutral a few days ago but once I shift to D, the truck doesn't even move.
 

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My truck will only shift to 4L when the transmission is in P as described in the manual. When trying in N it will grind.
 

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Ok so i went to test drive the 4x4 today on my property on a little Hill. I can feel the 4x4 kick on when I shift to 4 lo then to D, but as soon I step on the gas (slowly) only the rear passenger wheel is spinning. What could be causing the front wheels not to spin?
 

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Just wanted to update the people who may wanted to know, I took off the auto hubs and parts started falling on the ground lol. I replaced it with some cheap eBay manual hubs and now my 4x4 is working again.

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I owned a 1984 Jeep Cherokee 4WD 5-speed from 1988 to 1994; I was NEVER able to get a straight answer (even at the Jeep dealership) whether one needed to be stopped and in neutral to shift into 4WD (or out of 4WD) so that's what I always did. I never even tried it while moving.
 
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