My 4x4 gear shift is stuck down in 4x4 wont push back up into 2 wheel what do I do?? could it be froze ist's 7 degrees here?? Help from Ohio...Thank you

Asked by Feb 03, 2015 at 05:42 AM about the 1995 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Cheyenne LB RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Yes it can freeze in those kind of temps, especially if it got wet first, hopefully it is in 4 high so at least you can drive it, the only way too tell for sure is to find someplace warm to park it preferably overnight or build yourself some cardboard windbreaks around the bottom of the vehicle leaving openings for exhaust pipes and duct taping the cardboard to the lower body and covering the wheel openings, try to make as good a seal as possible to the ground, start it up and let it idle, your trapping all the underbody heat from the engine and exhaust so watch it closely, it should thaw everything out underneath in about 30 minutes, but if you any kind of wind this will be almost impossible to do, plus your hands are going to get really cold trying to get the tape to seal. Big job but if your desperate you do desperate things. I did this a couple of times where I use to live when our high temp was 0 degrees for about 2 weeks, at those temps once you get thawed and dried out it stayed that way until things started to warm back up and the thaw and re freeze started. HTH

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Thank you so much ..I was hoping it was that and not something serious..:)))

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