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Old 08-06-2010, 11:20 AM   #1
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Delay disengaging 4hi

I recently bought a 98 Sahara with 150k miles on it. It runs great and 4wd engages fine, but when I disengage it while driving, it stays engaged for a couple of hundred feet of driving, then I can feel a slight clunk when it disengages. Any ideas of what it could be? (I haven't changed the fluid in the transfer case yet, but plan to soon)

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Old 08-09-2010, 07:59 PM   #2
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See if the problem remains after changing the fluid then get back to us here on the forum.

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Old 08-09-2010, 08:09 PM   #3
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You're supposed to drive backwards and brake hard to make sure the front driveshaft disengages.
When coming out of 4 low and 4 high.

At least that's what i heard around the forum and it does work.
If you dont get stuck, you're not trying hard enough.

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Old 08-09-2010, 08:13 PM   #4
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I did what TjTheo said in my XJ all the time. It's just something you have to do in a Jeep. There is nothing wrong with it though! You should be happy.
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Old 08-09-2010, 08:20 PM   #5

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It sometimes takes that long to disengage when you shift on the fly.
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:26 AM   #6
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I changed the fluid on Sunday and tested it out last night. The clunk, which was really the only thing I was concerned about, seems to be gone. Thanks for the responses

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