That sucks. Might want to post over on the JK forum. I've found the JK fairly stiff going in and out of 4wheel. Might need to just give a firm push. As for driving, not a good idea unless you have a nice straight short trip to the dealer.
'09 Wrangler Unlimited X, Red
'00 Cherokee Sport, Blue
'90 4dr Montero RS, Silver
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