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Old 01-07-2017, 12:39 PM
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Wheels Stuck in Cold Weather

Hey all,
4.0, 5 speed, 98 tj, stock axles
Long story short, my jeep won't move out of my flat driveway. I don't use my ebrake because it hardly works and I leave it in gear overnight. We've gotten some winter weather in Cincinnati and now I'm stuck in the house.

I've stalled the thing trying to move forward and backward in 4H and 2H ( can't get it to 4L because no tire movement)

I have gotten it to budge a little bit so I know SOME tire is moving, but some others are not rotating at all.

I'm completely lost on this one.

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Old 01-07-2017, 12:51 PM
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Problem solved for now. Let it warm up for ~30 mins and it clunked away. I did notice that my brakes squeaked a bit when I stopped and that it was a little sluggish when I pulled back in the driveway. I'll have to look into this sooner than later.

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Water can get on the brake shoes and pads and freeze solid
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Also make sure there's not water inside of the axles, which can freeze and lock you up.
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Old 01-07-2017, 07:54 PM   #5
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I've seen rigs freeze down often enough that I keep some short planks handy to park on when it gets down around -20.
It can get real interesting when it's a D6 Cat in that situation.
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