Ford & Mazda Everest 2 litre 4x4 auto gear selection





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    Default Everest 2 litre 4x4 auto gear selection

    Hi. The new ten gear auto two litre 4x4 Everest has a knob in the center console titled “4x4 Low”. Does anyone know what happens when this knob is depressed. In most vehicles when low is selected a transfer box is engaged introducing an equivalent number of gears as in high range but with lower ratios. It’s my understanding that this Everest doesn’t have a transfer box and, therefore, doesn’t have 20 ratios on offer. So, what does this knob activate? Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Everest 2 litre 4x4 auto gear selection

    Place the vehicle in neutral. Press the button and low range should engage.
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    full-time 4WD with low-range gearing ('4x4 Low') and electronic diff lock, as well as a 'Terrain Management System' which includes four driving modes (Normal, Grass/Gravel/Snow, Sand and Rock).
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    Default Re: Everest 2 litre 4x4 auto gear selection

    Hi Fly340. Thanks for your reply and comments. I do understand the permanent 4x4, the diff lock and the different driving mode operation but, with respect, what I would like to understand is what does Ford on this model mean by “4x4 low”? As I said it’s my understanding that the vehicle doesn’t have a transfer box which would offer another ten gears but at much lower ratios. So my question is what changes in the gearing when 4x4 low is selected? Can you still increase speed through all ten gears or are you restricted to just the lower ones? Maybe it does have a transfer box and I am just mis informed. Does anyone have the answer?

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    Default Re: Everest 2 litre 4x4 auto gear selection

    Don't know if the Everest differs from the Ranger (i see no logical reason why it would), but the Ranger does have a transfer case as well (on the 10 speed auto), so I would suspect that the Everest also has a transfer case.

    In which case your 4x4 Low button will activate the transfer case.

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    Default Re: Everest 2 litre 4x4 auto gear selection

    Ford did not go the same route as VW with the higher amount of gears.

    The 10 Speed Auto has a Low Range via the transfer case. Selecting 4x4 Low, means you are engaging low range
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    Thanks guys. Problem solved

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    Default Re: Everest 2 litre 4x4 auto gear selection

    Easy to test. Put it in 4L. Pull away and see if there is a difference in speed...
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