how do i put my 2004 dodge ram into four wheel drive?

Asked by Jul 11, 2012 at 01:34 PM about the 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Quad Cab LB 4WD

Question type: General

I just bought a 2004 Dodge Ram yesterday.  When I placed the truck in neutral (with my foot on the brake) and then switched to 4 wheel drive it made a grinding noise.  Am I doing this wrong?  My last 4-wheel drive vehicle (Trailblazer) simply had a little switch that I would turn while in neutral. Any comments would be appreciated

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You should be in drive and moving when you shift into 4H. I believe it's up to 50mph. When shifting into 4L you will want to be stopped and the vehicle in neutral. Hope this helps.

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It called shift on the fly 4X4 canalbreath is correct. You should check your manual for max speed in 4X4 High.

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