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I have recently bought a Daewoo Korando as I wanted a cheap 4WD vehicle. I am quite happy with it but I have discovered a problem when I got stuck in a field the other day which I am hoping that someone on here might be able to advise or give a few thoughts on.
The Korando has manual transmission (5 forward and 1 reverse) and an electronic selector for H2, H4 and L4 gearing which is situated just below and to the left of the steering wheel. The high and low selector works fine as do the warning/advisory lights on the dashboard which tell me what drive option is selected.
However when I try to go from H2 into either H4 or L4 while the high and low gear selector work fine I still do not put any drive through the front wheels. (I know that the high and low gear selector work due to the difference in gear ratios when I tried it)
With it being an electrical selector I would believe that it is fitted with electrical solenoids, possibly one to select the high and low gears on the gear box and another to select the 2 or 4 wheel drive on the transfer box. I hope that I am right in believing this, if not could anyone put me right please. (I was told that a sticking solenoid can be a common problem if the 4 wheel drive option isn't used regularly on many 4X4s)
Assuming that I am right I would expect to find the 2 or 4 wheel drive solenoid somewhere on the transfer box, again does anyone know if this is correct and if so where on the transfer box might it be located?
I have to admit that I have not looked carefully under the motor yet except for the basic checks on chassis etc and to check that the front prop shaft had not been removed (I am told that some people were wrongly under the belief that if they removed the front prop shaft it would save them fuel)
Any advice or thoughts would be appreciated.