Four wheel drive in reverse?
Hey, got a question for everyone...I was backing out of a friend's driveway that is very snowy/icy and about at the top I got stuck with my tires spinning. So I popped it into four wheel drive, but it didn't work. As soon as I moved the lever I heard this grinding noise and then the lever stopped before it reached the 4HI position and I wasn't able to get it to go into position. So I put it back into 2wd and was able to eventually get out. Once I did, I tried 4wd again when I was in Drive (previously I had been in reverse) and everything worked perfectly. Are you not able to engage the system while moving in reverse? Or maybe I just didn't pull it hard enough, but like I said I tried moving it right after it stopped and it wouldn't budge any further towards 4HI. Any ideas? And also, I know that grinding in the case is bad, but is the Command-Trac pretty stout? I keep hearing mixed opinions on it's durability. Basically I'm just hoping that I didn't mess anything up. I don't think I did since everything worked fine after that, but still, just curious.
'96 Jeep Cherokee Sport (Moss Green, 4.0L HO, automatic transmission and Command-Trac transfer case, Custom 4x4 Tow Hook brackets and hooks, Class III receiver, Blazer 55w Fog Lights). Green Jeep Club Member #17