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Old 07-14-2011, 10:25 PM   #1
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Stuck in 4wheel in high

Bought my `88 yj 4.2L 5 speed it had not been put into 4wheel in years. I put it in yesterday and and it went in stiff into both 4wheel low and high . I then tried to put it back in to 2 wheel and thought it was but it seems to be stuck just in 4 wheel high??

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Old 07-15-2011, 05:39 AM   #2
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Happened to me during the last wheelin' run. Came off a Class VI road and made a turn onto pavement. Didn't want to steer and got a chirp out of the rear. Another jeeper suggested a drive slowly down the road weaving back and forth. Sure enough, on about the 2nd or 3rd weave there was a clunk and she was back in 2WD.

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Old 07-15-2011, 05:44 AM   #3
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Does it drive like it's in 4wd? When I bought mine it had a bad transfer case switch. This switches the vacuum the controls the front axle disconnect and also operates the 4wd light. When it gets stuck your front axle stays locked and light will stay on, but the transfer case will be in 2wd and the front driveshaft won't be turning.
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:43 PM   #4
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Mine gets stuck sometimes also. I usually back up a few feet and it pops out, I've done the swerving trick too.
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:14 PM   #5
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Thanks for the responses, I have tried the swerving thing and also the backing up and no luck. Any other thoughts??
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