Hello guys, ive seen a few of these posts but no resolutions to my specific parameters. I have an 88’ suburban im rebuilding. I just took it off roading this weekend, and have many questions, but first the details. I have a manual gear shift and a lever shifter for the drive options ( 2H 4H N 4L in that order ) and manual locking front hubs. The type of environment was dirt, but due to all the rain it was extremely soft like sand, could dig a foot deep with my hands. Now as for my first question, i do not believe my 4WD is engaging, because when i would get stuck ( and it happened far more than i am happy with ) only my back tires would dig down Regardless of 4l or 4h.
- How can I diagnose/fix this? If done professionally is it costly?
- my lever for drive option goes to 4L no problem, and you hear a difference in the engine but as i mentioned the front two dont dig. However my 2H and 4H and right next to each other if i put the lever on 2H and drive, the lever moves down to the middle space between 2H & 4H same situation with if i put lever on 4H. Is it possible its not engaging or staying in gear? How can I diagnose/fix this? Is it a sever or costly problem?
- Given those comments above, my truck did great driving through anything i tried, but if i stopped even once, i would get stuck. how do you recommend preventing/getting out of this situation. When we set up camp ( after digging myself 4x ) i had to get towed onto a tarp because that was the only way i could get started without digging again. How would you guys recommend i get out/prevent the digging if i didnt have a nice friend to pull me out so many times.