Ok - so this may be covered on here, but I want to get some consensus among YJ owners. I have a '93 automatic, and I use 4wd once every couple of months - and my shifter sticks HARD every time I engage, so I typically get some man help to push it into place. (being a Jeep girl has it's advantages)
I'm in the sand so I'm usually trying to get 4Hi to engage and I have had the following "advice" from male friends:
- put the Jeep in neutral, then shift into 4Hi, then back into drive and roll forward (I'm pretty sure this is what you need to do for 4Lo)
- put the Jeep into park, then shift into 4Hi, keep pressure on the shifter and then put into drive and give a little gas while holding the shifter to engage (I've gotten this to work most of the time, not sure if I'm doing damage)
I have had a combination of the above done and just when I think I've got it I realize I'm digging down in a sand pit (dash light or not).
So YJ's...can everyone agree on how to do this?