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Old 01-15-2011, 10:34 PM   #1
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Question binding and shuddering in 4WD

New owner and new to a Jeep,so Im trying to get everything in order on the vehicle. Previous owner said the clutch was changed and then it wouldnt go into 4L? Linkage adjustment? How do I start to address/troubleshoot this?

Next issue,when in 4H as the steering approaches full lock(at around 3/4) it starts to shudder and feels like the wheels start to kinda hop,it gets worse as the steering angle increases.Theres also a clicking noise(but only sometimes). Where do I start? Trans/transfercase bushings?

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Old 01-15-2011, 11:46 PM   #2
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you not supposed to drive in 4wd mode on pavement ONLY on slippery condition. hopping is due to front and back wheels have different turning speed when you make big turns.
try adjust the linkage see if you can get in the 4L mode.

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Old 01-15-2011, 11:50 PM   #3
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you not supposed to drive in 4wd mode on pavement ONLY on slippery condition. hopping is due to front and back wheels have different turning speed when you make big turns.
try adjust the linkage see if you can get in the 4L mode.
x2...4wd is for slippery conditions ONLY. The front and rear wheels need to turn at different speeds. if you drive with 4wd on dry pavement you will break something.
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Old 01-16-2011, 08:00 AM   #4
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it was happening when engaging the 4wd before entering a snow covered driveway,engage,turn into the drive(shuddering),straighten out on the snow,no shuddering

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Old 01-16-2011, 08:14 AM   #5
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That is perfectly normal. It is supposed to do that. You were on some dry pavement when it was shuddering though. If you search my posts, I asked this same type question when I first got my tj.
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Old 01-16-2011, 08:26 AM   #6
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great,I thought I had a serious problem,Ill confirm it dosent happen on the slippery stuff

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