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Old 06-30-2009, 04:49 PM   #1
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'97 Wrangler SE is Stuck in 4 Wheel Drive

My 1997 Wranger SE 4 Cyl 2.5l is in 2HI but it appears to be STUCK in 4 wheel drive. Any suggestions?

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Old 06-30-2009, 05:59 PM   #2
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Look under the center skid to see if the linkage has come apart. If so either re-connect or adjust yourself to the desired selection.

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Old 06-30-2009, 07:22 PM   #3
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There's a screw that screws into a short, thick sleeve. This sleeve fits over a shaft. This is part of the t-case shifting linkage. If this scew comes loose, the sleeve will slide on the shaft. The handle will look like it's in 2wd, but the t-case will still be in 4wd. Like 1BLKJP said. Look under the t-case skid on the drivers side and have someone move the t-case handle. You can check to see if the sleeve is moving on the shaft. If so, tighten the set screw and you should be good.
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Old 06-30-2009, 09:51 PM   #4
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Thanks guys... good advice.
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