92 wrangler 4x4 help - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 04-22-2014, 02:07 PM   #1
Newb
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 2
92 wrangler 4x4 help

Have a 1992 wrangler 2.5L 4 cylinder with 5 speed manual transmission. Lever to engage 4x4 inside the cab. Recently I've been having problems with the 4wd. The jeep runs fine in 2 wheel and even engages 4 wheel hi and low through the lever inside the cab but as soon as I start to release the clutch and accelerate it doesn't move. I'm thinking the universal joint is locked up but I'm not positive...any suggestions before I dive in?? Thanks!

Hofmannb1 is offline   Quote
Old 04-22-2014, 02:18 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
Jeeprich25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 784
Sounds like its stuck in neutral. A crappy u joint wouldn't prevent the car from rolling. If its not sending power to the diffs to move in 4hi, I'd say your issue is with the case. Or you could check the linkage underneath to make sure it isn't loose. Sorry I can't be of more help.

__________________
1990 Jeep Wrangler YJ. 2.5L. Bone Stock, mostly.

"I'd have more money for upgrades if it didn't break every week."
Jeeprich25 is offline   Quote
Old 04-22-2014, 04:04 PM   #3
Newb
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 2
I can put it in gear but when I release the clutch to accelerate in 1st gear it doesn't move...
Hofmannb1 is offline   Quote
Old 04-22-2014, 08:38 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
Jeeprich25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 784
Ok. So it drives fine in 2. Goes nowhere in 4? That definitely sounds like a case issue. Even if your 4 wheel drive wasn't engaging you should still be able to move from the back 2 wheels. Have you looked under it when it's in 4 and have someone give it some gas? See if anything is spinning. I'd also double check your linkage under the jeep. I'd disconnect it and try shifting manually with the lever on the case. See if it does anything else.

I've never heard of that before but I'm definitely not an expert.
__________________
1990 Jeep Wrangler YJ. 2.5L. Bone Stock, mostly.

"I'd have more money for upgrades if it didn't break every week."
Jeeprich25 is offline   Quote
Old 04-22-2014, 09:24 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 400
When you say it doesn't move does the engine lug down, or just keep running and the Jeep not move?

If the engine lugs down and you stop it from dying by pushing in the clutch something in the transfer case or front drive shaft is locked up. You can disconnect the front drive shaft from the transfer case to decide which.

If the engine runs fine but the Jeep doesn't move you have a transfer case problem.
WICruiser is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:48 AM.


User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC