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Unread 01-26-2009, 08:38 PM   #1
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What Year XJ's were Full Time 4x4?

So what years of XJ's were full time 4x4? I just bought a 1996 and I would just like to pull it home with my car dolly if possible. I believe if it is a full time 4x4, this may not be possible. Any chance a 1996 is full time?

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Unread 01-26-2009, 08:39 PM   #2
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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/cherokee-stock-specs-26256/ 84-87 only.
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it was an option from 84-01.
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Unread 01-26-2009, 10:22 PM   #4
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Non were FULL TIME 4wd that I know of . Some have the 242 transfer case which has a 4FT option, in addition to the 4hi and 4lo. If you are going to tow it put the transfer case into neutral. You should be OK
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Unread 01-27-2009, 07:16 AM   #5
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That is kind of what I thought. I didn't look that close when I bought it and the thought crossed my mind when I thought about using the tow dolly.
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Am I right in saying if it has an automatic tranny that you can't tow with the back wheels on the ground (very far) or it will overheat the tranny? I have that concept in my head from somewhere.
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Am I right in saying if it has an automatic tranny that you can't tow with the back wheels on the ground (very far) or it will overheat the tranny? I have that concept in my head from somewhere.
I would think you could tow it if you put the transfer case in Neutral. The one I will be towing is a 5spd and the trans is junk.

But you are correct, if there is no unlock such as a transfer case, it's not a good idea to tow an auto vehicle very far or very fast.

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Unread 01-27-2009, 10:50 AM   #8
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its not about year models its about selec-trac or command trac transfer case. but it SHOULD NOT be in gear at all if you're towing it you should set the tranny and the transfer case to Nuetral.
ps selectrac with fulltime 4x4 will have 4L, N, 2H, 4H, and 4HFT
the command track will not have that fifth option on the shifter (4HFT)
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its not about year models its about selec-trac or command trac transfer case. but it SHOULD NOT be in gear at all if you're towing it you should set the tranny and the transfer case to Nuetral.
ps selectrac with fulltime 4x4 will have 4L, N, 2H, 4H, and 4HFT
the command track will not have that fifth option on the shifter (4HFT)
Wont be a problem putting the one I'll be towing in neutral, that is the problem, it is stuck in neutral.....

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But you are correct, if there is no unlock such as a transfer case, it's not a good idea to tow an auto vehicle very far or very fast.

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I found this out the hard way. Nobody had a real answer WHY, so I did it anyways. Put a 96 Caprice up on a tow dolly(had to push it up on there, in the rain.... ), and drove home 300 miles with it behind my Buick. I figured it was hard on the trans. But the trans already had no 3rd or 4th gear. Got it home, got it running the next day, and took it for a drive... Noticed a whine, but thought it was the trans. the whine left if you kept your foot on the gas... I was going over a bridge, and let off the gas as I came down... Both rear tires locked up at 40mph, and I started dumping gear oil all over, as the driveshaft beating the Sh*t out of the mufflers, and rear floor pan.

The Pinion Nut went MIA, and the pinion made great friends with the Posi.

Maybe that is why? After I rebuilt the Rear end with better gears, I just had to laugh.
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But, Jeeps are one of the vehicles you can safely tow behind an RV, with the tires on the ground.
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Non were FULL TIME 4wd that I know of . Some have the 242 transfer case which has a 4FT option, in addition to the 4hi and 4lo. If you are going to tow it put the transfer case into neutral. You should be OK
4FT is FULL TIME.
You're thinking AWD.
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I found this out the hard way. Nobody had a real answer WHY, so I did it anyways. Put a 96 Caprice up on a tow dolly(had to push it up on there, in the rain.... ), and drove home 300 miles with it behind my Buick. I figured it was hard on the trans. But the trans already had no 3rd or 4th gear. Got it home, got it running the next day, and took it for a drive... Noticed a whine, but thought it was the trans. the whine left if you kept your foot on the gas... I was going over a bridge, and let off the gas as I came down... Both rear tires locked up at 40mph, and I started dumping gear oil all over, as the driveshaft beating the Sh*t out of the mufflers, and rear floor pan.

The Pinion Nut went MIA, and the pinion made great friends with the Posi.

Maybe that is why? After I rebuilt the Rear end with better gears, I just had to laugh.
You must be on ISSF too, just sold my caprice and bought this xj to build....cheaper on gas so far.
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Unread 01-29-2009, 03:03 AM   #14
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Ok so what would be the difference between full time and part time in my 95? I have 2wd/4HFT/4HPT/N/4L, where should I have that if I am driving in the snow on the road?
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Ok so what would be the difference between full time and part time in my 95? I have 2wd/4HFT/4HPT/N/4L, where should I have that if I am driving in the snow on the road?
You should be in FT while driving on snowy roads. If you get stuck or need more traction, toss it into PT.

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