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Hey everyone. I have an 04 Titan KC. Recently I've noticed when I switch from 2wd to 4WD and want to switch back to 2WD on the fly, the front wheels & transmission blink on the dash indicator and 4wd will not shut off.

However, I noticed if I crank the wheel while MOVING a FULL 360 degrees, it'll disengage. If I'm stopped and crank the wheel, it won't disengage, but if I'm rolling it'll disengage.

My dealer sucks pretty bad and told me it's normal. My truck is out of warranty and I'm willing to pay whatever the costs are, so I don't understand why they aren't willing to find the problem and fix it.
 

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I'm not saying it's normal but it is common. My truck does it "sometimes." While other times it will switch back and forth easily.

If the drive line is in a bind you have to just coast[take your foot off the gas] to relieve the stress on the driveline components and it should shift normally. Or stop, shift into reverse and back up a few feet.

It's not a Titan issue, every 4X4 I have ever owned did the same thing.
 

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It used to only happen occasionally, but now it happens everytime. I take my foot out of the gas and switch it back to 2wd.

It's just a bit of a pain. I can come to a complete stop and it still won't switch. For some odd reason it takes a full 360 turn of the wheel while moving to switch to 2wd.
 

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04Cobra said:
Hey everyone. I have an 04 Titan KC. Recently I've noticed when I switch from 2wd to 4WD and want to switch back to 2WD on the fly, the front wheels & transmission blink on the dash indicator and 4wd will not shut off.

However, I noticed if I crank the wheel while MOVING a FULL 360 degrees, it'll disengage. If I'm stopped and crank the wheel, it won't disengage, but if I'm rolling it'll disengage.

My dealer sucks pretty bad and told me it's normal. My truck is out of warranty and I'm willing to pay whatever the costs are, so I don't understand why they aren't willing to find the problem and fix it.
It is normal. Give it a few on/off throttles while driving straight...it'll pop right out of 4WD. Don't do it while turning though. If its gotten TOO bad, you may want to have the 4WD serviced.
 

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I do give the throttle a couple quick blips. It only works if I hit the gas hard causing it to downshift quickly. Is that okay or should I just take it to another dealer for service?
 

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I do give the throttle a couple quick blips. It only works if I hit the gas hard causing it to downshift quickly. Is that okay or should I just take it to another dealer for service?
A simple on/off throttle does it for mine. Unlike locking or auto locking hubs, ours are always locked so all you're doing by turning the 4WD on or off is electronically engaging or disengaging the transfer case...sending power to the front. I've had my transfer case replaced once because it was leaking and it acts no different than the first one I had so....it's somewhat normal for them to hang up a bit at times depending on conditions etc. It can't hurt to have it checked out though. It's covered under the 5/60 powertrain warranty so it's FREE!

The thing I don't like is the damn sound the trucks make while in 4WD....lol. Very rough sounding up front...also normal I'm told.
 

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Yeah they are quite a bit noisey. I had no idea my drivetrain was still under warranty.

My dealer told me my entire warranty expired after 30k miles. Ugh!
 

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Yeah they are quite a bit noisey. I had no idea my drivetrain was still under warranty.

My dealer told me my entire warranty expired after 30k miles. Ugh!
Nope! 5 years, 60,000 miles. Covers the entire drivetrain including engine, tranny, axles, rear end ...the works. Good news huh!
 

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What kind of disconnect does our front axle have? I thought you either needed hubs (auto or manual) or a center-axle type disconnect (where one of the axles is split and has a sleeve that connects the two halves when in 4-wheel drive). I've never heard of a system where both axles are connected to the diff all the time. Also, who makes our axles (front and rear)?

Thanks,

Dave.
 

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What kind of disconnect does our front axle have? I thought you either needed hubs (auto or manual) or a center-axle type disconnect (where one of the axles is split and has a sleeve that connects the two halves when in 4-wheel drive). I've never heard of a system where both axles are connected to the diff all the time. Also, who makes our axles (front and rear)?

Thanks,

Dave.

The only "disconnect" is at the transfer case. Our hubs are always locked. All rear axles are Dana and 4WD models also have a Dana setup up front also.
 

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i have noticed that it is hard sometimes on mine as well it seems to only do it if i turn alot while in 4WD but if i go straight turn it on then back off it goes right back into 2WD something to do with the drivetrain turning its a little more difficult to get out of 4WDH but it is not a NISSAN thing most 4WD systems are that way electronic 4WD shifters are crazy sometimes but unless it just wont come out of 4WD at all there is prob not anything wrong with it but it wouldn't hurt to have it checked and maybe get a service
 

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Could any of these problems be related to a bad relay switch? I have some problems getting into 4WD. I have to put it in 4LO while my truck is off, and then turnit back on for it to engage... Any ideas?
 
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