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Old 09-06-2009, 08:43 PM   #1
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Default Stuck in 4 low

Today I removed some hedges and a stump with the Jeep and I can't get the thing out of 4 low. What the h*ll am I doing wrong??


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Old 09-06-2009, 09:32 PM   #2
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Are moving a little because you should not be dead stopped when shifting in and out of 4 low
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Old 09-06-2009, 10:48 PM   #3
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Get your jeep going like 3 mph, shift it into nuetral and then try and get it out of 4 low.
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Old 09-07-2009, 08:39 AM   #4
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I've had to put it in reverse and then into neutral and pull it out of 4 low, sometimes I have to mess with it for a while.

I don't know if reverse helps or just the XJ moving that did the trick.
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Were you using the 4Lo on Pavement? For example, the tree is in the yard, but you were pulling from the nearest driveway or street in 4Lo?

If you did, you can bind up the axles and tcase and make it harder to shift out of 4Lo. Best bet is to get onto some slippery grass or gravel, and then try to shift out of 4Lo by going about 5MPH, shifting the trans into N, and then shifting out of 4Lo.
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get underneath it and look at the linkage .. my transfercase linkage always pops out
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I've had to put it in reverse and then into neutral and pull it out of 4 low, sometimes I have to mess with it for a while.

I don't know if reverse helps or just the XJ moving that did the trick.
when i was 13 and started driving my grandpa told me something about 4 wheel drive ... when your driving forward normally your rear tires wear down faster, and when shifting into 4 wheel anything you lock the front and rear tires together and thus your transfer case binds up so it is always a good idea to drive in reverse for 50 to 150 feet releasing the bind
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I heard that also but wasn't sure if there was any truth to it.
Makes sense to me.
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Thanx everyone, I was pulling on pavement, so I guess the binding is the problem. I learn someting everyday.
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I got it out of 4low, had to put it on blocks. And came out no problem. Thanx. Now I think I might need a u-joint on the left side.(if it's called a u-joint)
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Yep, it'd be a u-joint... if you're looking at the right thing

Glad you got the 4Lo issue solved.
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Default I think I mucked my T/C

As you may read a few months back, my heep was stuck in 4low. I don't drive it much, maybe 2 times a month. Well it got stuck in 4low again, this time I had to get underneath,disconnect the linkage and manually pry it out of for low.(I mean PRY!!) Since the last time it was stuck in 4low I had installed a 3" lift. Do I need to change my TC? adjust it? and/or a tc lowering kit? Oh yeah my part time light is on when I'm in 2Hi

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when i was 13 and started driving my grandpa told me something about 4 wheel drive ... when your driving forward normally your rear tires wear down faster, and when shifting into 4 wheel anything you lock the front and rear tires together and thus your transfer case binds up so it is always a good idea to drive in reverse for 50 to 150 feet releasing the bind
I'm not sure about the XJ but my 75 Ranger's manual said to back up atleast 20 feet once you have moved the shifter out of 4 wheel drive.
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Is it possible to be having Vacuum Disconnect problems? NP242, part-time, 4WD light stays on?

Don't really know, just throwing sh@#! out there i guess?

BTW- I would LOVE to have your problem, 4WD Anything !!! (Mine's still a 4X2)
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Just looking for any ideas, going to figure it out someday. Lucky for me it's not a daily driver.


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