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Old 10-05-2009, 08:14 PM   #1
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Need Instant help with 4 wheel drive switch

Whenever I put it in 2H it still says that it is in 4wd. When I pull it up all the way it still says it. When I go back down, into 4H the light doesn't appear but when I push it all the way down, the light shows up. It feels like it's in 4wd still.. Idk what to do.

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Old 10-05-2009, 08:27 PM   #2
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If anyone has apicture of where the 2H position should be under a Jeep please let me know!! I need some help fast. lol

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Old 10-05-2009, 08:45 PM   #3
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well if you go to turn does at slow speed does it feel likes it skipping on you? if so your in 4wd.
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:55 PM   #4
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It feels I need to push the pedal heavier... and when I turn right, on the passenger side it starts shaking... I guess the tire is rubbing fender?? Idk what to do.
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That is not the tire rubbing the fender. It's the engaged front diff loading up and storing energy because it's probably in 4HI.

Crawl under the jeep from the driver side and look up under the skid plate on the drivers side. You'll see the bracket and connector for the 4x4 shifter. There is a bolt on the back (rear) that holds the connector rod in place. Loosen it and then grab the connector rod and push (or pull) it forward toward the front of the jeep. That is 2hi.

Once it's in 2hi, re-tighten the bold and your shifter should work fine after that.
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:06 PM   #6
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hm, try putting in in 4l.. then drive a bit.. then stop put in 4h, then drive a bit then 2wd, maybe try back up a few feet and see if that help. or You could very very very carefully jack it up on on the frame so all tires are off ground and see if all the tires move or not...
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:22 PM   #7
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Thanks guys. Stevens could you send me a picture?? if possible?? I think I know what your talking about though but just want to make sure...
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:23 PM   #8
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Sure, wait one...

(new laptop, didn't move my pix yet).
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:32 PM   #9
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Ok, there are 2 rods under there. One (closest to you in the photo) goes from the tub mounted lever to the selection switch on the transfer case.

The other is the "actuator". That one has a bolt in the rear holding the rod in place. Loosen it. From what you've described, it is mis-adjusted and even when the lever is all the way forward it's not pushing the rod enough to select 2HI on the xfer case.

So, after you've lossened the bolt on the upper (in the photo) rod, use the lower to actuate the xfer case switch to all the way "forward".
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:43 PM   #10
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OK
the red is what I do first the blue is second??
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:48 PM   #11
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Sorry if it's not the best... Was done in paint..
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:35 PM   #12
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hello?
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:58 PM   #13
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No, the bolt on the upper rod. That thing you circled is the selector on the xfer case.

That "switch" going all the way forward = 2hi.
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:02 PM   #14
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So loosen the bolt where the word "this" is in the picture?? And pull that rod? Could you circle something?? lol sorry
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:03 PM   #15
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At the very top of your red circle...that bolt.

Got anyone to help? Crawl under there with a light and have them shift it and you'll see how it works.
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:07 PM   #16
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Ohhh OK I see now. You think I could drive a 30 minute trip with it in 4wd? I have school in the morning..
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NO! Not unless you take the dirt roads.

Just loosen the bolt, and get it into 2hi and then tighten it and adjust it correctly later on.
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Got it! Noticed the bolt to the rod to switch it was too loose. It was about to come off.
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:51 PM   #19
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Thanks for the help
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Old 10-06-2009, 12:07 AM   #20
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Cool beans! Let us know that you got it selecting 2hi thru 4low too!
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Old 10-07-2009, 12:07 AM   #21
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It works great. Thanks!

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