I am going to go out on a limb here and say no!Mine is in 4 hi right now and has been since 1:00 yesterday afternoon and I just hit the remote start and it fired right up.Is yours standard or auto??? If auto I would guess you may not have had the transmission shifter all the way into park ,the transmission was but the shifter wasn't engaging the neutral safety switch and while messing with the 4wd shifter may have moved the trans shifter just enough.If it is standard
4wd has no effect on starting... thats strange maybe just to cold and something was frozen
1997 TJ, 6cyl, 4' Skyjacker, Custom Bumpers Front and Rear , Rocker Rails, Magna Flow Muffler, Light Bar , Custom Intake, Optima Yellow Top ,33x12.5x15 Procomp X-Terrain, Alpine Type S Audio, 10' polk sub, Recaro Seats.
If you jumped the solenoid posts on the starter and it stated then it is either the solenoid or something from the switch to the starter.When it does it again have someone turn the switch to the start position and with the test light or multi meter test the small wire going to the starter and see if it becomes hot with the key in the start only position.If it is not hot at that point then it is more than likely the key switch or the wire coming from it.I am not sure if it has a fuseable link or not but if so I would check that first.