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Old 12-17-2008, 11:01 PM   #1
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tranny question

Short story....

I buy a 99tj.... a week later... i find a leak in it... The car lot pays a shop to fix it. Well before i take it in the 4WD light would come on when i put it in 4WD...
NOW... no more leak... i put it in 4WD and no light... BUT... it does engauge the 4WD.....
Any ideas?... im thinking its just a plug that they forgot?... but then again im not a mechanic or i wouldnt be asking huh....


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Old 12-18-2008, 08:42 AM   #2
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Yeah, just sounds like a switch/plug issue to me. In the TJ's, the entire 4x4 engagement mechanism is mechanical, so it doesn't need the electronics/vacuum to work like in the YJ's. You could try to track the issue down, or take it back to the shop and have them fix it. But if it were me, and I didn't have another vehicle to drive while that one was in the shop, I would live with it. Just my $.02.

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The 4WD light in my 04 has not worked in years, I just looked in the FSM and you need a DRBIII tester to test the circuits. I cannot imagine how much a dealer would charge to test and fix it. I will do without the indicator.
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The 4x4 switch located on top of the transfer case is nothing more than a simple on-off switch. No DRB tool is needed for non-Rubicon Jeeps to test it. Make sure the connector is attached to the switch, you can reach it from the passenger side of the transfer case.
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The 4x4 switch located on top of the transfer case is nothing more than a simple on-off switch. No DRB tool is needed for non-Rubicon Jeeps to test it. Make sure the connector is attached to the switch, you can reach it from the passenger side of the transfer case.
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