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  1. Moses, Thanks again for the advice. I was hoping the V6 2.5 L transmission would be an easy swap. Life wouldn't be that simple. I'll keep looking for a 99 and later 2.0L direct swap. Again thanks for the advice.
  2. After talking with my Transmission repair man, his opinion is that someone ran the 5 speed manual Transmission without oil and there is a very loud wine coming from the transmission in 1, 2, 3, and 5th gears. Because of the number of hours spend flying prop aircraft over the years, the wine is a frequency I cannot hear. To me it is just noise. Now all gears are working but in my opinion it is just a matter of time before things start going south. Now for my questions: 1. I have access to a spare 5 speed manual transmission from a 1.6L Geo Tracker that is a 2WD. Is it possible
  3. As I believe I mentioned I am new to 4WD’s. My only experience with a 4WD was back in the mid 70’s as a member of the Civil Air Patrol riding in WWII and Korea vintage surplus jeeps. They were very simple fully manual with no indicators what so ever. The purpose of this is to summarize what I think I understand about how the 1999 Suzuki Vitara JX 4WD works. As I understand it, there are three major components to the 4WD, the transfer case (TC), the front axle/differential , and the locking hubs. Beginning in 1999 Suzuki introduced the “on the fly” 4WD. The ability to shift into 4W
  4. I just purchased a 1999 Suzuki Vitara 2 DR JX 2.0 4WD. In going through the car for the first time I noticed when I shift into 4WDH the transfer case seems to be working but the 4WD light in the instrument panel does not light up. When I shift the Transfer case to neutral, I can shift the 5 speed manual transmission into any gear and of course nothing happens. I can shift the transfer case to 4WDL and yes that is a very low range. Still no 4WD light in the panel, but it is definitely in LOW. From this i feel the transfer case doesn't seem to have a problem as it drives fine in 2WDH. It
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