2005 X Wrangler Automatic with Dunlop Mud Rover tires installed in March 2007
I was just driving in the snow up here in New Jersey and while on the highway and in 4WD ( I Thought!!) My Gages on the dashboard read that I was in 4WD. However, while i started driving I heard a grinding sound as I drove.Now I'm not a car expert, but i knew a jeep should not sound like that!! Somehow I made it home in 4wd, however I think I was in a lower gear because when I sped up the motor. It wouldnt go very far at all. Now I've noticed I've been slipping alot on these tires even in rain or very light snow. Is their something wrong with my engine or my tires!?!? Please help guys. what the heck was that noise I was hearing. I know it wasnt 4WD kicking in because I was slipping all around.
Any recommendations on tires or anything i should do?
Please tell me you were not in 4low trying to go faster than 15 miles an hour.
There's 4high and 4low. In 4high you can go faster, but what you describe sounds like you may have been in 4low. It's not made for speed. How high did you pull your transfer case shifter? Where did the grinding noise sound like it was coming from? I know when my linkage was messed up I had a grinding and my 4high didn't engage. Possible?
By the way, I have a 2005 and I can get the 4X4 light to come on without being in 4wd.
Were you in 4-Hi or 4-Lo? If driving on the highway in 4WD, it should be in 4-Hi for higher speeds. If there was grinding it might have been trying to slip out of 4WD. You want to be sure and pull on the shift lever to make sure that it is fully engaged.
well put it this way... driving back home roughly 2 miles...it sounded like low sounding police siren was going off in my truck... i dont drive much in the snow. But i hope everything is alright with it. anyone familiar with that sounding noise?
Tiny that sounds about right. 4wd hi starts to whine at 55ish. 4lo whines well about the time it starts moving!
Yeah, I broke my linkage on John Bull in Big Bear and had to limp along quite a ways trying to keep up before someone stopped and helped me hand shift it back into 2wd. It whined like a 2 year old at the pony store.
well mud rover tires suck in the rain and in snow... they pack and become slicks.. you need all terrains..
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