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Hi! Can anyone give advice on a Sorento that has a green flashing light when trying to engage low range and no audible clunk? Looking at an 08 EX with 69k on the clock. What’s wrong to cause this as I thought the green light should go solid and a ”clunk” is heard as the low range engages and disengages. Thanks in advance! :)
 

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Has not engaged correctly. It should always be engaged and disengaged with motor stationary in neutral. If not it is possible that shaft gets bent which may be the cause.
 

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Is that fixable? It’s a shame as the vehicle is immaculate and has full dealer services every 8k miles or so. The guy selling said there was slight “feedback” on the pedal going down into 4wd, but when he showed me it going down into low range there was no noise and just the flashing low range light. I’ll avoid if it’s not easily fixable.
 

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I believe that when you stop, select neutral, engage low, then the green light flashes and goes solid green when the gear has engaged...you can see the actuator motor on the back of the transfer case...it may require stripping the transfer case to remedy..good luck.
 

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I believe that when you stop, select neutral, engage low, then the green light flashes and goes solid green when the gear has engaged...you can see the actuator motor on the back of the transfer case...it may require stripping the transfer case to remedy..good luck.
I guessing stripping and rebuilding is going to be costly, any ideas how much; I’ve never had this sort of work done on a vehicle before. I know second hand transfer cases can be over £1000 with £250 fitting on similar vehicles!!!
 

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I think that you need to ascertain that there is power going to the motor that drives the shaft first....if you haven't yet purchased the car..then it's the vendors problem?
 

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Agree with rcwood - it might just be the actuator or wiring/connectors and certainly worth investigating before investing in a new transfer case. I would also expect that there are specialists out there who can re-furbish a transfer box for a fraction of the cost of a replacement. Of course this is not something you can do until you own the car. A strong negotiating point, and do you really think you will be using Low anyway?
 
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