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Old 03-27-2012, 05:13 PM
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What is the 4WD shift pattern?

Hey folks! Just bought a 1990 YJ that was redone inside and out. There's no decal on the 4WD shifter, and I'm not sure what the shift pattern is for 2HI, 4L and 4HI. I don't have a manual yet. Wondering if someone can tell me so I'm not running around in 4HI all the time . . .

Man, I hate being ignorant.

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Zaedock has it. There should be a dash display light as well.
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:02 PM
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Thanks

You guys rock, especially Zaedock. I knew this forum kicked butt. I appreciate the help.

FYI, there's no dash light - I think it's inoperable.

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The dash lights for the 87-90 wranglers are different than the 91-95 wranglers. The 1st gens use a small green 4X4 light in the instrument panel. The 2nd gens use the 4wd shift pattern light and such on the gauge cluster at the far left.

If your 4x4 light doesn't turn on, then you need to ensure that your vacuum shift motor is properly engaging the front axle, and that your 4x4 light vacuum switch is working, or plugged in.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:55 PM
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The shift linkage is moving into 4 positions. I verified this both in the cab and underneath moving it by hand. That said, I am not sure whether my 4WD is actually engaging. Does it make sense that the front end will compress/pull down when 4wd is engaged and I goose it?

I'm going to have to trace the vacuum shift motor wiring to make sure I"m all hooked up. Should I be able to twist the vacuum shift motor when properly installed? Will it move?

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