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Traveling downhill improperly.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN
Improperly descending a hill
could cause loss of control or
HOW TO AVOID THE
Always follow proper
procedures for traveling down
hills as described in the owner's
manual. See page 69.
Never operate with the differential unlocked
() while operating on a hill or
other irregular terrain. Always move the 4X4 switch to ADC 4X4 before
ascending or descending a hill. See pages 37 and 47.
Always check the terrain carefully before descending a hill.
Always descend a hill with the transmission in forward gear. Do not descend
a hill with the transmission in neutral.
Shift body weight uphill. A passenger should also shift body weight uphill.
Never travel down a hill at high speed.
Avoid traveling down a hill at an angle, which would cause the vehicle to lean
sharply to one side. Travel straight down the hill when possible.