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Old 09-26-2013, 02:24 PM   #1
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4WD Low gets stuck

I use 4 HI most of the time offroad mainly due to 4 LO getting stuck. Does anyone have the issue of shifting out of 4LO on the JK's? I have and 07 JKU. It sometimes sticks in 4 LO and I have to get out the jeep and push the Jeep (in neutral of course) a little and then try and pull it out of 4 LO.

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Old 09-26-2013, 02:27 PM   #2
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Just put it in reverse a little then that should let the gears release

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Are you trying to shift it out of 4lo from a stop? Get it rolling (book say 2-5mph in and out), sift into N and shift out of 4lo
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It doesn't always get stuck but one time it got stuck pretty bad and I pushed it about 20 yards and it finally budged. But yeah I should probably let it roll a bit and throw it into N and quickly shift out of 4 LO. My friends actually got stuck in 4 LO and he had to drive it to the dealership 5 miles away. They fixed the problem luckily. Thanks guys!
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Manual or auto tranny?

If manual, try depressing the clutch once or twice while in neutral then depress fully and move out of 4L. Sometimes cycling it can help -
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Old 09-26-2013, 02:57 PM   #6
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Auto, boy sometimes I wish I had a manual!
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Like said shift it while rolling slow or you can go to reverse then neutral and it should shift easy.
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I use 4 HI most of the time offroad mainly due to 4 LO getting stuck. Does anyone have the issue of shifting out of 4LO on the JK's? I have and 07 JKU. It sometimes sticks in 4 LO and I have to get out the jeep and push the Jeep (in neutral of course) a little and then try and pull it out of 4 LO.
that is a bad idea. if you dont need to go above 30 you should be in 4L. its just unnecessary wear on your transmission.

go 5 mph kick it into neutral and pull back, you have to remember a t-case doesnt have synchro's like a manual tranny does, so it isnt going to be perfect every time. if the gears arent exactly aligned where you stop, some movement will be required for a smooth shift.

I do it at 15-20 on dirt roads from time to time when I am leaving the park and realize I'm still in 4L. works even better.
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that is a bad idea. if you dont need to go above 30 you should be in 4L. its just unnecessary wear on your transmission.
Do what? Where on earth did you hear that?
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Do what? Where on earth did you hear that?
Actually I do this. If I'm off road I'm ALWAYS in 4 low. If I'm going 30 then I'm clearly not off road and just use RWD. For me, 4hi is just for on road in when its snowing. I don't use it for anything else. I just do this because with a 6 speed, being in 4 low drastically decreases the amount of wear you put on the clutch and it gives you more control. With an auto its not as important but it does allow low speed crawling easier
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The only time I use 4 lo is when additional torque is needed. Most of the time off road I use 2 wheel dr when the going gets tough I use 4 hi. There is no additional wear on anything. Unless you are slipping the clutch there is no undue wear on it
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Actually I do this. If I'm off road I'm ALWAYS in 4 low. If I'm going 30 then I'm clearly not off road and just use RWD. For me, 4hi is just for on road in when its snowing. I don't use it for anything else. I just do this because with a 6 speed, being in 4 low drastically decreases the amount of wear you put on the clutch and it gives you more control. With an auto its not as important but it does allow low speed crawling easier
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