My 2002 Honda Passport has a problem going into 4 WD.

lvhs
5

Asked by lvhs Jun 17, 2013 at 08:40 AM about the 2002 Honda Passport 4 Dr EX 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2002 Honda Passport has a problem going into 4 WD.  When I engage the 4 WD dash button it blinks constantly, meaning it is not in 4 WD drive. At times the green light will will stay solid, meaning it is in 4 WD. I’ve had this vehicle to a garage and they knew nothing about it. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

1 Answer

Tom Demyan
141,315

From a similar question on Edmunds....."I assume you have tried both 4WD lo and high at different speeds as the 4WD will not engage at certain speeds. The first thing to check are the vacuum hoses for cracks and/or loose connections. They are located by the front axle, just off to the passenger side of the axle. There's a vacuum controlled solenoid on the front axle that engages the front axle when you select 4WD. This is driven by a vacuum canister that is located down there as well. This vacuum is created and stored in this canister from the engine while driving. It tends to retain enough vacuum for about 9-12 hours to allow you to engage 4WD before needing to turn the engine on to build up the vacuum. If the hoses which supply the vacuum are ruptured or disconnected, or the solenoid jams up internally, it won't engage and trip the contacts which lock that light on. You can also tell that the vacuum is working when you turn the Ignition on when starting. The light keeps flashing until enough vacuum is created in the canaster before turning off."

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Honda Passport Questions

Honda Passport Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 180
#2 Mike Bonnell
Mike Bonnell
Reputation 150
#3 Jonathan Ford
Jonathan Ford
Reputation 130
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Pilot"
216 Great Deals out of 11,952 listings starting at $2,495
Used Honda CR-V"
652 Great Deals out of 50,908 listings starting at $1,499
Used Nissan Pathfinder"
207 Great Deals out of 16,728 listings starting at $1,900
Used Toyota 4Runner"
247 Great Deals out of 11,914 listings starting at $1,992
Used Honda Odyssey"
252 Great Deals out of 22,987 listings starting at $1,600
Used Isuzu Rodeo"
9 Great Deals out of 353 listings starting at $1,850
Used Honda Accord"
1,133 Great Deals out of 73,423 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Civic"
766 Great Deals out of 57,810 listings starting at $950
Used Toyota Highlander"
474 Great Deals out of 15,119 listings starting at $3,900
Used Nissan Xterra"
119 Great Deals out of 5,018 listings starting at $1,991
Used Ford Explorer"
677 Great Deals out of 36,793 listings starting at $987
Used Honda Element"
42 Great Deals out of 1,254 listings starting at $2,990
Used Toyota Land Cruiser"
18 Great Deals out of 727 listings starting at $5,800
Used Toyota Camry"
1,238 Great Deals out of 76,982 listings starting at $1,200