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    Posted: 26 Nov 2016 at 3:49pm
Hi everyone. I have just joined the Forum. I bought a 2004 Sorento manual 6 months ago with the front propshaft missing. I have fitted a propshaft and it seems to go in 4 wheel drive as soon as I move. as I come to a stop, it seems to like come out of 4 wheel drive. could it be the speed sensor. Thanks for any info. Brian
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You must have an XS or XT model with TOD then .If the front prop had been removed this is usually done when the transfer box is shot just making it a 2WD rear only.It is possible it may only be a sensor but not normally the case.You could for a start change the fluid in the transfer box and see if that helps.Use either TOD fluid from Kia dealer, or if not add a friction modifier added with what you use
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Originally posted by BIRDMAN BIRDMAN wrote:

You must have an XS or XT model with TOD then .If the front prop had been removed this is usually done when the transfer box is shot just making it a 2WD rear only.It is possible it may only be a sensor but not normally the case.You could for a start change the fluid in the transfer box and see if that helps.Use either TOD fluid from Kia dealer, or if not add a friction modifier added with what you use
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It drives fine, tows ok, I travel 70 miles a day to and from work without a problem or strange noises. Just appears to be in 4 wheel drive high all the time. This just has the auto or 4 wheel low switch.
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Have you made sure the best tyres are on the rear.It is always advisable to have a matching set of tyres all the same make.The rears always wear faster so to avoid problems the tyres need rotating regular.Directly you see the tread lower on the rears swap them with the front. As long as the rears don't rotate faster than the front,the front should no be engaging.It only takes one mm difference of the tyre to continually engage.
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Could be right. The front tyres are probably a couple of mm better than the rears. Thanks for the info.
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try it with the tccs fuse removed in the drivers kick panel, if it drives in 2wd ok then you might be ok with the transfer box.
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We had same problem turned out it could be lots of things in the end I removed the fuse for 4 wheel drive and just put it back if nreded
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instead of pulling the fuse you can fit a switch to the mag clutch feed.
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What switch needs fitting to fix the issue. I think mine might be in constant 4x4. Is there a way to tell?
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