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Unread 01-14-2013, 05:31 AM   #1
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ok new to jeep world

just picked up a 90 wrangler and the guy put it in 4x4 and now i cant get it to go back in 4x4 pull handle back n nothing wont stay there and then theres a knob in dash with red button do i have to turn that to or is that just my locker for the axles ? and can ya tell what size lift i have on this jeep i know theres no body lift it has 33 12.50 15 s on it new-jeep.jpg

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Unread 01-14-2013, 07:11 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. It sounds like linkage is not right.
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Unread 01-14-2013, 08:08 AM   #3
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Red button sounds like a Posi-lok for the front axle and looks like its a 4"lift with 33's.

Sounds like maybe the linkage isn't working properly
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Unread 01-14-2013, 11:23 AM   #4
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It's a posi lok cable. Slowly roll in 4hi and push in the red button while pulling the entire black handle. You should feel the splines line up and the cable with pull all of the way out. About three inches maybe.
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Unread 01-14-2013, 01:41 PM   #5
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problems with my jeep

Ok i have had my jeep for about six months now and i have had a mis fire since i bought i have checked plugs wires everything but still misfires now i replace my battery a couple days ago and now my jeep is dead no lights turnover nothing i have checed wires and everything but all i have come up with is my fuse box under the hood is getting no power should i replace the box or the wires or both
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Unread 01-14-2013, 01:45 PM   #6
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Ok i have had my jeep for about six months now and i have had a mis fire since i bought i have checked plugs wires everything but still misfires now i replace my battery a couple days ago and now my jeep is dead no lights turnover nothing i have checed wires and everything but all i have come up with is my fuse box under the hood is getting no power should i replace the box or the wires or both
Hi mmfd - you should really start a new thread for your prob. Its very likely one of the battery cables or (possible) the ignition switch. I'm betting the positive battery cable is toast under the insulation. Hope that helps, and welcome to one of the best jeep sites anywhere!
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Unread 01-14-2013, 02:45 PM   #7
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Thanks and sorry next time i will remember to start a new thread
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Unread 01-14-2013, 02:46 PM   #8
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Thanks and sorry next time i will remember to start a new thread
Search first, then start a new thread lol. Searching goes a long way most of the time.
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Unread 01-15-2013, 02:21 AM   #9
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thanks ill look at linkage and c someone said could be a vac problem ?
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Unread 01-15-2013, 03:01 AM   #10
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thanks ill look at linkage and c someone said could be a vac problem ?

Nah Its not a vac problem, your vacuum lines are bypassed for your 4x4 when you install the posi lock. Your red button looking thing is posi lock as others have said. Push the red button in and pull on it, it should come out approximately 4 inch. Then move your 4x4 stick back into 4x4. You'll probably need to roll a few feet and it should lock in. Hope it works! Welcome to forum!
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Unread 01-15-2013, 06:42 AM   #11
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He said that the transfer case shifter won't stay in 4x4 mode, that would be a linkage issue, not a front axle problem. Try pulling back and forth on the shifter with everything shut off. If it wasn't used much by the previous owner, the linkage may just be binding from lack of use.
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Unread 01-15-2013, 10:30 AM   #12
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PB Blast the linkage and let it soak for a good while. Then try shifting it forward. If that doesnt work you can always use a pry bar on the linkage for more leverage. I've done that before and it slid right back into 2H. Also, change the transfer case fluid, you might be running low or have muddy water in there causing binding. Welcome to the Jeep World!
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Unread 01-17-2013, 02:28 AM   #13
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Ya it moves back n forth easy its just not catchin in 4 hi and when ya try 4 lo it makes a grinding sound but never locks in
so if i move the fork back would that help read that in someone elses
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Unread 01-17-2013, 05:15 AM   #14
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you need to adjust your transfer case linkage.
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Unread 02-12-2013, 02:39 AM   #15
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yep got 4x4 working linkage was off by about 1 inch got the doors off started painting some of the hindges and light bezels black got a winch installed on the front just have new top now and timming chain then be good to go
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