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post #1 of 17 Old 08-28-2013, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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What is this?

2 questions. I have never owned a Wrangler and I am looking at a 1995. There is an add-on knob mounted below the dash with a button in the middle. The button must be depressed and the knob pulled out (2 +/- inches) before the 4wd is engaged. I have no idea what this is and the seller bought this jeep to sell so he is unable to provide any information.

This jeep has contoured seats and a 5 pt belt. If I ended up buying this jeep I would change out the seats. What jeep models have interchangeable seats?

Thanks,

Don

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post #2 of 17 Old 08-28-2013, 12:50 PM
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Sounds like the knob is a posi lock for the cad in the front axle to engage the front axle. This was probably installed to replace or fix a vacuum problem. It is a pretty common mod you can get more info by searching posi-locker (not to be confused with differential locker.

Seats other similar year wranglers, chevy cavaliers and a few other vehicles will bolt up. Also a lot of info on this. Go under the FAQ for yj sticky or Super Mod Thread also in the stickies you'll find a lot on this.
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post #3 of 17 Old 08-28-2013, 12:52 PM
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my money is on a posi-lock (not to be confused with a locker)

if you follow the cable coming off the back of that knob, I bet it runs to a box (for lack of a better term) on the passenger side of your front axle. pulling the cable slides the shift fork connecting the inner and outer shafts on the passenger side.

original equipment was a vacuum motor, which is a common failure point, so many replace the vacuum shift with a cable mechanism

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post #4 of 17 Old 08-28-2013, 12:53 PM
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That is a Posi-lock knob. It is use to engage the front axle when shifted into 4wd. The factory system uses vac form the engine to engage, however leaks in the system will cause the factory system to fail.
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The actuator u mention is most likely a posi-loc unit. This unit lets u manually actuate the 4x4 instead of having the stock vacuum system.Do a search on here to find out more about ur particular unit,whether it is homemade or aftermarket produced.
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post #6 of 17 Old 08-28-2013, 12:54 PM
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The knob is an aftermarket add on to replace the old unreliable vacuum disconnect for the 4wd

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post #7 of 17 Old 08-28-2013, 12:56 PM
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It runs the flux capacitor.

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it runs the flux capacitor.

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It runs the flux capacitor.

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And I think all YJ seats are interchangeable as well as a list of other cars

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Earlier yj seats had a different base and mount slightly different. But they can be modded easily.
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post #12 of 17 Old 08-28-2013, 01:51 PM
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If you do swap out the seats, I'd list them on here. They sound like a good (and expensive) setup that many on here would jump on!

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2 questions. I have never owned a Wrangler and I am looking at a 1995. There is an add-on knob mounted below the dash with a button in the middle. The button must be depressed and the knob pulled out (2 +/- inches) before the 4wd is engaged. I have no idea what this is and the seller bought this jeep to sell so he is unable to provide any information.

This jeep has contoured seats and a 5 pt belt. If I ended up buying this jeep I would change out the seats. What jeep models have interchangeable seats?

Thanks,

Don
Does the knob look like the one here;

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post #15 of 17 Old 08-29-2013, 06:13 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the quick and mostly accurate responses. (really Luuca, flux capacitor?). I'm always a bit dubious about add-ons and aftermarket contraptions but it turns out this is a good thing and I appreciate you guys pointing me in the right direction. I pulled the trigger and now I am officially a part of the Wrangler family, God help me. I'm sure I will be back and I hope to be able to contribute.

thanks again,

Don
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