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Just recently purchased a 79 Cj7. It's steers great in 2wheel drive, when I drop it in 4high or low it won't go anywhere but straight. Any suggestions on what maybe the problem? Thanks y'all and jeep on.
 

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You are describing the handling characteristics of posi traction in a front axle. PO either installed some type of locker or welded the spider gears inside your front differentials.
 

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You are describing the handling characteristics of posi traction in a front axle. PO either installed some type of locker or welded the spider gears inside your front differentials.
2x. Jack up one side of the front axle and put the t case in 4x2. If the jacked up wheel will not move, it is either locked or spooled. It isn't that unusual to find this as those vehicles are driven on-road with the front hubs free.

The biggest problem I see with that is you can't stay on the road on snow or ice in 4x4-when you need it the most. But if you live someplace snow free it's a moot point.
 
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