instructions for shifting into 4x4

Well, I'll ask this one more time, what is the proper procedure dor shifting into 4 wheel drive and 4 wheel low on a 85 S10 Blazer and in what order are the shift positions on the console.........

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not sure if its the same BUT straight back should be 4 hi one up from 4 hi should be 2hi next one up should be neutral and all way up should be 4 low. for 4 low i have heard be in neutral and stopped thats to go into 4 low or out of 4 low. i say not sure if same as my buddy had a 95 s-10 with shift on floor. i know my old 2000 z71 i would shift into 4 hi at speeds up to 25 mph BUT heard that ppl have done it at 50 mph, tho i be afraid to do that loke i said hope that helps. not sure if its same as the 95's
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Every truck I have ever had is the same. 2Hi 4Hi N 4Low To engage in 4 low,you must be stopped. Put the tranny in neutral,then shift to 4 low,then put the tranny back in gear. If you don`t believe these posts,call your dealer.
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Bill wrote:

I found that if the trans is in neutral, and the truck is rolling.. say 1-3 mph, it goes into 4low a lot easier.Same with getting it out of 4low.
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Thank-you very much for explaining this...... I'll keep these instructions in my glovebox.....

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don wrote:

do it once or twice, and you get a feel for it. Then it just gets easier and easier
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I have both an 88 Jimmy and an 87 Blazer and can confirm what is written here. One thing I have noticed, at least on both of mine, is when shifting from 2h or 4h to 4l, I cannot pause in N between 4h and 4l. If I don't go straight in to 4l with a smooth direct motion past neutral, it ain't going to happen. I also agree with the suggestion that it goes in to 4l a bit easier if the vehicle is rolling slightly (not over 2 or 3 mph).
David

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Don, Real easy. First for 4HI you just grab the transfer case shifter and pull it back into 4HI. Make sure your on a surface that has some slip though, NOT DRY PAVEMENT. 4HI can be shifted in/out while moving and is OK to use at higher speeds (55-60 is OK)
4LO is a different animal. It is not shift on the fly. You need to slow down to almost a full stop. Shift the transmission into neutral. Push the button down on the top of the handle and pull it back in one smooth motion from 4HI through Neutral and into 4LO. Again do not use 4LOW on any surface that has a lot of grip. Shift back into drive or one of the lower gears. 4LO develops a lot of torque and is usable up to about 15 MPH MAX. No Faster. Shifting out of 4LO you just reverse the process.
The reason for the warning about surfaces with good traction is that the system on the S-Blazers do not have a differential between the front and rear sections of the driveline. The result is that you get "wrap" in the driveline. This can destroy the transfer case or other parts if it happens a lot. So do NOT use 4 wheel on DRY surfaces with lots of grip. During winter or similar weather where you have patchy pavement (snow/dry/snow) and you feel you need 4wheel just leave it in. The moments between dry/wet shouldn't be a problem as long as it isn't LONG stretches.
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yes there is a button on top of the shifter, use it from 4lo to 4 hi and back . you can use 2 hands to move the shifter if ness
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