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changing from 4wd to 2 wd woth honda acty

Discussion in 'Honda Acty' started by broshawn777, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. broshawn777

    broshawn777 New Member

    I have a 1995 Honda Acty. Does anyone know if these can be selected to run in two wheel drive or not? I had heard that there was some sort of selector located somewhere underneath around the engine area. Can someon provide a definitive answer for me, and if so explain exactly where it is.
  2. Cape Ape

    Cape Ape Member

    ACTY 2wd

    In the area where the driveline meets the transmission there is a bolt (often has orange paint on it) that can be pulled. Once that is loosened there is a lockout that turns. Once turned it the bolt can be re-tightened to lock out the 4wd. It has been a while since I have done one and I apologize for not having clearer instructions. I think if you take a look you will see what I am talking about.
  3. unclejemima

    unclejemima Member

    Interesting, i did not know this could be done! I'm assuming this is done for towing purposes. The acty is one of the few mini trucks that can not engage/disengage the 4wd from the cab. To bad there was not a way to have a cab mounted 4wd/2wd switch.
  4. MeZ

    MeZ Member

    when you say 2wd
    will this make it RWD???
  5. Ravk

    Ravk Member

    Yes, this disconnects the front drive shaft. You will still have diff drag though.
  6. MeZ

    MeZ Member

    hmm this is awesome news
    Ravk could you explain a bit more on the diff drag?
  7. Timetripper

    Timetripper Moderator

    What he means is that the front drive is still turning [half shafts to diff, driveshaft] it's just not hooked up internally when in 2wd mode.
    Also it's not a given that all Honda Acty's have this feature to be switched into 2wd
    from the posts on the forum here some do and some don't.
    The only way to tell is to crawl under and look for the bolt as described in post #2.
  8. MeZ

    MeZ Member

    ahhhk cheers timetripper :)
  9. getabitlit

    getabitlit Member

    1990-91, AWD can be disengaged

    I was poking around my 90' Acty and saw the white tag on the chassis written in Japanese that describes how to disengage the front drive shaft. It looks simple as described above. The tag is located on the driver side in the wheel well or just in front of it, on the chassis.

  10. Windmill

    Windmill Member

    If anyone has done this have a noticed an increase in mileage?
  11. Ravk

    Ravk Member

    When in 2WD I get an average of 38 US mpg.
    In 4WD I get and average of 35 US mpg.
    2WD in winter still sucks though.
  12. Windmill

    Windmill Member

    How hard is it to dis connect to 2wd?
  13. Ravk

    Ravk Member

    On the drivers side where the transaxle ties in the front drive shaft there is a 10mm locking bolt that holds a 10mm selector bolt (10mm head with a shoulder the size of a quarter. 2 cut out notches lock this bolt in 2 or 4 WD)

    Not all Actys have this selector.
  14. Borg

    Borg Member

    Can someone post a photo of what to look for?

    I'm assuming my truck doesn't have this selector... I can't find it at least.

    1991 Acty SDX
  15. Scottdunk

    Scottdunk New Member

    Here is the selector photo.JPG its the two bolts on top.
  16. Borg

    Borg Member

    Oh Wow..

    Running outside right now to check mine out.
  17. Borg

    Borg Member

    Wow, I may need to look into the front diff... the truck doesn't shake at all anymore on the highway.

    Used to shake a bit when going 85km/h and accelerating through 45-55km/h. Not anymore though.
  18. Scottdunk

    Scottdunk New Member

    I haven't tried it on mine yet. I am still trying to work out cooling issues before I hit the highway!
  19. Borg

    Borg Member

    I'll say this truck is pretty fun on gravel roads :) Much more spirited than when in 4WD if you so please Hah.
  20. Scottdunk

    Scottdunk New Member

    Put my unit into 2wd yesterday. it is pretty fun to do burn outs with now. Had her up to 100 km/hr pretty scary in a strong side wind.

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