Help needed - Transfer case not locking?
I took a small off road journey they other day onto a sand beach that leads to a gravel river bed. I slipped the mode into "SAND" and proceeded across the beach. The sand was 10-12 inches deep and as I progressed the vehicle started to slow down even though I was depressing the gas pedal. I eventually came to a stop (Shit I'm stuck). Tried rocking back and forth but no movement. My wife hopped out to take a look and while I was attempting to rock back and forth she said "none of the tires are moving".
I then selected "ROCK" mode and 4WD-Low and crawled out backwards until I was out of the deep sand. I then selected "AUTO" mode and drove off the beach. I tested "SAND" mode later and it seemed to be working.
Is it possible that the transfer case slipped out of gear causing me to go no where?
Has anyone experienced or heard of anything similar?
JGC, Limited, Max Steel Metallic with Off Road Adventure II + Luxury Package.
Anniversary Edition RX-8 (summer only)
Micro-Minnie Winnebago Trailer