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Old 10-17-2010, 03:46 PM
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I was moving some very heavy cement pieces today with my Ram so I figured I'd use 4x4 low. It flashed the whole time and I didn't thing it was all that low for a low range. I have had trucks in the past that low was very slow and powerfull. Now I moved the cement without a problem but I was expecting a much lower low range.. Any thoughts?
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If it flashed the whole time, you weren't in low range. Flashing means that the conditions for a shift into low range have not been met. Were you under 5 mph with the trans in neutral when you tried to shift?
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That's what I thought.. Flashing bad.. I didn't know I had to be in neutral. I thought as long as I was under 5mph or stopped I was good to go? I'm gonna go try right now...
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You can shift into 4 high like that but not 4 low.
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Ah there we go.. Fricken newb. Thanks.
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Everyone's on a bit of a learning curve, right?
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Ya I guess. My last truck didn't require it to be in neutral so I guess I assumed I knew what I was doing. WRONG. Thanks again.
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Glad you got it worked out.. thats what the forums is for. I never had to be in neutral for my last ram either but it wasnt automatic 4x4.

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I was moving some very heavy cement pieces today with my Ram so I figured I'd use 4x4 low. It flashed the whole time and I didn't thing it was all that low for a low range. I have had trucks in the past that low was very slow and powerfull. Now I moved the cement without a problem but I was expecting a much lower low range.. Any thoughts?
Well that shows how much power that you have, never had to go to LOW to do the job
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Theres an old saying "RTFM". Cant remember what it meant tho...

But like others have said, to shift into 4WD high, you just need to be doing under 55 MPH. For 4WD low, you must be stopped or rolling 3-5 MPH with the transmission in neutral. Rolling 3-5 MPH is the suggested way in the manual.
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