how do you put a kia sorento ex year 2004 into four wheel drive

Asked by wessa Aug 23, 2014 at 10:50 AM about the 2004 Kia Sorento EX

Question type: General

tried putting my kia sorentoe ex year 2004 into four wheel drive by turning the nob on right
hand side where it say auto then 4x4 then low and nothing happened was told to stop car
when i did this

4 Answers ..chapter 4 page 15 With an Automatic transmission you don't have to stop. Just be under 45 mph about With a manual MUST stop.

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Best Answer Mark helpful ... Read that thread.... It's vacuum operated

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With my '88 Bronco II, I had to stop & lock the hubs for both 4-wheel Hi & 4-wheel Low, then shift into 4-wheel Hi or Lo. However, for my wife's 2004 Kia Sorento, we just turn the dial as FordNut showed above. We can shift it into 4x4 while driving, but I've not tried going from 4x2 into 4x4-Lo while moving. 4x2 into 4x4-Hi hasn't been an issue. However, that being said, you may want to shift into 4x4 at least once a year so that the parts are routinely engaged; for my wife's Sorento, it died on her a couple years ago when she shifted it into 4-Hi after not having gone into 4x4 for quite some time (years). Now, that could just have been her car or there may have been a 4x4 Lube option that I needed to ask for when getting the oil changed, but a lesson learned on our part --- local mechanic & brother-in-law fixed it for parts & beer.

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How do I shift my 2003 Kia Sorento in 4x4?

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