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post #1 of 11 Old 02-05-2013, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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4wd Help!

So, to get to the point, when I switch into four high, both axles engage but after a few feet, it binds up as if I'm pulling the E-brake. Also, when in 4 low, there is no drive at all. Neutral. Are my gears different in both axles? And what could be the problem with 4 low not working? I appreciate all help. Thanks

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post #2 of 11 Old 02-06-2013, 12:38 AM
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I would get underneath it and check it out. Count revolutions of the driveshaft vs tire rotations.

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You're linkage might not be adjusted enough for it to actually get into low. But as canman said, make sure your gear ratios are the same by counting tire rotations to driveshaft rotations

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gears being different would account for both situations.

'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.

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Today I tried the rotations method. I jacked the whole back axle off the ground. After one rotations, the shaft spun 1.75 times. After two, it had spun somewhere between 3.5 and 3.75 times. I assume that i probably have 3.55 or 3.73 gears in back. However, in the front. I couldnt get the shaft to spin. I tried it in 4wd in and out of gear. Nothing. Any ideas. Also, I want to get lower(numerically higher) gears cause i have a lift and 35's.
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Today I tried the rotations method. I jacked the whole back axle off the ground. After one rotations, the shaft spun 1.75 times. After two, it had spun somewhere between 3.5 and 3.75 times. I assume that i probably have 3.55 or 3.73 gears in back. However, in the front. I couldnt get the shaft to spin. I tried it in 4wd in and out of gear. Nothing. Any ideas. Also, I want to get lower(numerically higher) gears cause i have a lift and 35's.
Lock the collar over in your front axle and do it and I think that'll help

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This may be a noob question but where and how?
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Do a search for cad tons of info about it. My vac lines were all bad so i fixed mine with a diy posi loc.
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Keep us posted on what you find i am currently having the same problem with my 4wd. My gear ratios are both the same front and back. I think something is wrong with my front axle I am changing both axles now so hopefully that will fix it.
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post #10 of 11 Old 02-06-2013, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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I was wondering, I also have a really annoying shake when im starting from a stop, and down shifting to second. Sometimes even up shifting to second. It seems to be either in my tranny, or my rear axle. Could this be too high of gears or a worse problem? I wish i knew all these problems when I bought it. Could it be related to the 4wd problem?
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This may be a noob question but where and how?
If you look on the front axle by the passenger tire you'll see a bump with lines sticking out from it.

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