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Old 02-26-2012, 08:49 AM   #1
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Exclamation how long does it take to shift into 4wheel high

so my 07 jk takes a good 20-30secs after pulling the shifter lever gear puller device...idk is there a real name for it? ... while in my moms 2010 jku it instantly goes into 4hi after pulling it down

is it just that mines older or should i be looking into some kind of problem?
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My 09 shifted right in and so does my 12.

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Old 02-26-2012, 09:12 AM   #3
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??? They're all the same, on wranglers.
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I have an '07 JKU and it shifts immediately. I am not sure of your problem, hopefully someone smarter than me will chime in.
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so my 07 jk takes a good 20-30secs after pulling the shifter lever gear puller device...idk is there a real name for it? ... while in my moms 2010 jku it instantly goes into 4hi after pulling it down

is it just that mines older or should i be looking into some kind of problem?
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The transfer case shifter? It should go right into 4wd. You wanna be moving a few mph when you shift to help the tcase shafts mesh.
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:14 AM   #6
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Or are you just going by when the dash light is lit?
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:15 AM   #7
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Or are you just going by when the dash light is lit?
Yea I'm going by the dash light. I'm thinking it may just be laggy but idk I just wanted to make sure
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:22 AM   #8
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If the action of the shift lever feels normal (like the other jeeps) then I would say it's just an elec. delay to the light. It's an all mechanically engaged system.
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Yea I'm going by the dash light. I'm thinking it may just be laggy but idk I just wanted to make sure
The light is most likely delayed. Mine has a few second delay, you just have to listen for it to change
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Hoping I could pop this question in as I saw kbwwolf's comment about being in motion when shifting to 4WH.....and I've only had my jeep 5 months now (LOVING IT). Anyway....just wanted to confirm then that I should be in motion...coasting slowly?....when shifting to/from 4/2WD? Some have told me to be stationary...some say it doens't matter. :-S Clearing this up would be awesome. Thanks!
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:29 AM   #13
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To get into 4hi it doesnt matter if your moving or not for 4low u put your jeep in N coast at 3-5 and pull it down at a stedy pace to 4llow
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Hoping I could pop this question in as I saw kbwwolf's comment about being in motion when shifting to 4WH.....and I've only had my jeep 5 months now (LOVING IT). Anyway....just wanted to confirm then that I should be in motion...coasting slowly?....when shifting to/from 4/2WD? Some have told me to be stationary...some say it doens't matter. :-S Clearing this up would be awesome. Thanks!
To shift into 4H you can be stationary or moving.

Shifting from 4H to 4L or back, you wanna be rolling 2-3 mph, with transmission in N. Make sure shift firmly from 4H to 4L (or back) without pausing at N on the transfer case. Once you're in gear, let off the clutch or shift into D and you're good to go.
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I can say that this crossed my mind a couple days ago. My Jeep seems to go right into 4hi but it seems to take a few seconds to disengage.
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:32 PM   #16
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Sweet....thanks guys!
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:37 PM   #17
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shift delay

hi, my 07 jeep wrangler and my current 2012 shift in or out with no
delay ..could be 4 wheel shift cable needs to be replaced it costs about
$50.00
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Hoping I could pop this question in as I saw kbwwolf's comment about being in motion when shifting to 4WH.....and I've only had my jeep 5 months now (LOVING IT). Anyway....just wanted to confirm then that I should be in motion...coasting slowly?....when shifting to/from 4/2WD? Some have told me to be stationary...some say it doens't matter. :-S Clearing this up would be awesome. Thanks!
Take out your DVD and go over the 4WD section in your owner's manual or download it from Jeep.com. There is a lot of valuable information in that section that every Wrangler owner should make themself familiar with.
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To go into 4 hi u can br going like 20 and shift it in 4 low u should be stopped
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To go into 4 hi u can br going like 20 and shift it in 4 low u should be stopped
Actually you can shift into 4H up to 50 mph and you should be rolling no more than 3 to 4 mph.
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:46 PM   #21
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Actually you can shift into 4H up to 50 mph and you should be rolling no more than 3 to 4 mph.
K sorry 50 Haha my bad! And I always just stop to shift into 4 low
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To shift into 4H you can be stationary or moving.

Shifting from 4H to 4L or back, you wanna be rolling 2-3 mph, with transmission in N. Make sure shift firmly from 4H to 4L (or back) without pausing at N on the transfer case. Once you're in gear, let off the clutch or shift into D and you're good to go.
Doesn't work on my Rubicon. Believe me I have tried it. The end result is gnashing of gears. What does work (everytime): Jeep stopped, transmission in Neutral, clutch out. Shifts into 4LO as smooth as silk.
Same thing going back.
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Doesn't work on my Rubicon. Believe me I have tried it. The end result is gnashing of gears. What does work (everytime): Jeep stopped, transmission in Neutral, clutch out. Shifts into 4LO as smooth as silk.
Same thing going back.
I've experienced the same thing. On my 2009 JKU you had to be rolling to shift into 4-lo but w/ my new 2012 Rubicon you'll grind it if you're rolling, if you're stopped it's easy.
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When I shift from 2H to 4H it's a very light feeling, almost no pressure required on the shifter. Is that normal? Other cars I've had required a lot more force to go from 2H to 4H. 4L still requires a little more force, though all of it is very light and smooth.
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When I shift from 2H to 4H it's a very light feeling, almost no pressure required on the shifter. Is that normal? Other cars I've had required a lot more force to go from 2H to 4H. 4L still requires a little more force, though all of it is very light and smooth.


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Perfectly normal.
Turned out this was far from "perfectly normal." The bushing on the inside of the 4wd shifter was cracked and had to be replaced. This apparently is not too uncommon a problem. Thankfully it was replaced on warranty. There's apparently a lot of debate on whether this is a fail safe device to protect the transfer case or an engineering failure. If it happens again, I'll probably get the beefed up advance adapters shifter cable.
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Turned out this was far from "perfectly normal." The bushing on the inside of the 4wd shifter was cracked and had to be replaced. This apparently is not too uncommon a problem. Thankfully it was replaced on warranty. There's apparently a lot of debate on whether this is a fail safe device to protect the transfer case or an engineering failure. If it happens again, I'll probably get the beefed up advance adapters shifter cable.
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Turned out this was far from "perfectly normal." The bushing on the inside of the 4wd shifter was cracked and had to be replaced. This apparently is not too uncommon a problem. Thankfully it was replaced on warranty. There's apparently a lot of debate on whether this is a fail safe device to protect the transfer case or an engineering failure. If it happens again, I'll probably get the beefed up advance adapters shifter cable.
Alot of folks carry a couple of spare bushings in their glovebox so when this happens they can do a quick fix.

BTW: Still doesn't require a lot of effort to shift into 4 HI when the bushings aren't broken.

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