Where's 4 wheel drive? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Tech Forums > General Jeep Discussion

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 02-26-2012, 03:48 PM   #1
Newb
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 4
Where's 4 wheel drive?

I just recently bought a 1995 wrangler. Today I needed 4-wheel drive to get to a cabin, but was unable to get the 4-wheel engaged. Since then, I've tried to get the transfer case to go into 4-wheel drive. The shifter moves into the 4H position but 4w drive is not engaged. Did get the lever into the 4L position and it WAS in LOW range but again, NOT in 4wheel drive.
ANY SUGGESTIONS?

sourdoughart is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-26-2012, 04:40 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
JEEPDON's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Over the hill
Posts: 1,213
Does it have locking hubs that are not locked in??
Is the front drive shaft there??
ya might check these things out

JEEPDON is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-26-2012, 05:07 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: columbus
Posts: 2,151
Send a message via AIM to rebelBullDawg325
when you say it wasnt 4wd, do you mean if physically wasnt in 4wd, or do you mean the light wasnt coming on?

its most likely a vacuum problem if it physically wouldnt go into 4wd
__________________
91' - 4.0L - 5spd
31" bfg at's
rebelBullDawg325 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-26-2012, 05:21 PM   #4
Newb
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 4
No locking hubs and there's definitely a front drive shaft.
If you think of anything else......give me a shout.
Thank you!!!!!!!!
sourdoughart is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-26-2012, 05:24 PM   #5
Newb
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 4
THANK YOU! I hadn't thought of a vacuum leak. The 4-wd light isn't lighting AND it's not going into 4-wd. But like I said, it goes into LOW (just not "4"L).
sourdoughart is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 02-26-2012, 09:20 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
Timberwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 791
vacuum shift motor on front axle
Timberwolf is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2012, 09:10 AM   #7
Newb
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 4
Where's the four wheel drive?

Is the vacuum shift motor located inside the front differential?
sourdoughart is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2012, 09:30 AM   #8
Jeeper
 
Timberwolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 791
Timberwolf is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2012, 11:34 AM   #9
The Bad Guy

WF Supporting Member
 
daggo66's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NJ exile living in Baltimore
Posts: 21,483
Quote:
Originally Posted by sourdoughart View Post
I just recently bought a 1995 wrangler. Today I needed 4-wheel drive to get to a cabin, but was unable to get the 4-wheel engaged. Since then, I've tried to get the transfer case to go into 4-wheel drive. The shifter moves into the 4H position but 4w drive is not engaged. Did get the lever into the 4L position and it WAS in LOW range but again, NOT in 4wheel drive.
ANY SUGGESTIONS?
Low range is 4L. You can't be in low range without being in 4WD, they are one and the same.
__________________
Tom

"I've got two things in this world, my balls and my word and I don't break them for no one."
daggo66 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2012, 12:58 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
onejsmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Grand Junction, Colorado
Posts: 137
Images: 3
Your front axle most likely is not engaging. The vacuum leak is the most common problem with this problem. A better fix is to install a cable conversion to engage the axle collar. Vacuum will never be a problem again.
__________________
Jeeping is an addiction.
onejsmith is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2012, 02:43 PM   #11
Moderator

WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
 
schnutzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: ring side seats to the the country's largest circus
Posts: 28,072
Send a message via AIM to schnutzy
Quote:
Originally Posted by daggo66 View Post
Low range is 4L. You can't be in low range without being in 4WD, they are one and the same.
you can in a YJ when the vacuum lines to the front disconnect have a leak and no longer engages

__________________
clinging on to sanity, one motorcycle at a time.
schnutzy is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Tags
4wheel

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
You know you drive a Jeep when... Reaperonin General Jeep Discussion 5757 04-15-2014 11:00 AM
Where is everyone? Delta Virginia Jeep Forum 189 07-21-2013 11:25 AM
Can you switch out the steering wheel? Hammerdown TJ General Discussion Forum 25 08-25-2012 07:51 AM
*HELP* need to replace jeep wrangler tj dana 35 wheel bearing fourty4magjr TJ General Discussion Forum 12 02-26-2012 05:33 PM
bad wheel bearing? *Video* fourty4magjr TJ General Discussion Forum 8 02-25-2012 09:30 PM



» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:05 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC