2004 GMC Envoy one wheel goes in reverse when I put it in 4-wheel drive

Asked by Oct 28, 2017 at 07:42 AM about the 2004 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So I have a 2004 GMC Envoy when I put it in 4-
wheel drive three of my wheels are going forward
in one wants to go in reverse anybody know what's
going on

4 Answers


Is it doing this while up on a lift with the wheels off of the ground? Which wheel goes in reverse? This may be normal operation of an open non locking differential if this happens with wheels off of the ground.

It is the rear passenger that is going in the wrong direction only when I put it in 4 high on the ground I haven't tried in the air


Putting it into 4x4 should make no difference in what the rear wheels do. If it were mine I would check the fluid level and it's condition at the transfer case and the rear differential. The rear differential may have a problem.

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