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Unread 05-13-2008, 06:34 PM   #1
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What exactly does 4 x 4 do on a YJ?

I have 4 x 4 on my YJ, but I'm not sure what it is suppose to do or if it is even necessary.

I have two sticks in my dash, one is a shifter for the transmission and the other is the "shifter" for the 4 x 4 which allows me to put it in 2H or 4H and neutral.

I've only used the 2H and 4H gears a few times and that is just to see what my jeep does. When I click them into gear and then put my Jeep into first gear, my Jeep skids tires with the slightest release of the clutch. In fact, the torque is so strong, that I feel as if my Jeep is going to pop a wheelie. However, I don't go very fast. I have a lot of torque, but very little ability to go fast.

Is this normal of 4 x 4?

Another problem, every now and then, my 4WD light comes on in the dash for no reason and my Jeep's transmission gets into 4WD by itself. It hasn't done it as of yet, but it used to do it when my YJ would generate a lot of heat.

Is this normal? If not, how can I fix it?

I'm mainly a street driver.

Any advice is appreciated, thanks.

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Unread 05-13-2008, 06:43 PM   #2
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Unread 05-13-2008, 06:46 PM   #3
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Unread 05-13-2008, 06:47 PM   #4
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Well, he does have the word "Troll" in is username...
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Unread 05-13-2008, 06:47 PM   #5
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Unread 05-13-2008, 06:48 PM   #6
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Try Googleing four wheel drive and I'm sure you can find more than enough information or just ask some kid to explain it to you.

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I have 4 x 4 on my YJ, but I'm not sure what it is suppose to do or if it is even necessary.

I have two sticks in my dash, one is a shifter for the transmission and the other is the "shifter" for the 4 x 4 which allows me to put it in 2H or 4H and neutral.

I've only used the 2H and 4H gears a few times and that is just to see what my jeep does. When I click them into gear and then put my Jeep into first gear, my Jeep skids tires with the slightest release of the clutch. In fact, the torque is so strong, that I feel as if my Jeep is going to pop a wheelie. However, I don't go very fast. I have a lot of torque, but very little ability to go fast.

Is this normal of 4 x 4?

Another problem, every now and then, my 4WD light comes on in the dash for no reason and my Jeep's transmission gets into 4WD by itself. It hasn't done it as of yet, but it used to do it when my YJ would generate a lot of heat.

Is this normal? If not, how can I fix it?

I'm mainly a street driver.

Any advice is appreciated, thanks.
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Unread 05-13-2008, 06:50 PM   #7
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Read this very carefully:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four-wheel_drive
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Unread 05-13-2008, 06:50 PM   #8
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It is for real.

My YJ was given to me, but it has a ton of problems. I'm trying to learn as much as possible about the YJ model so I can address the problems as they surface.

So please post, thank you.

The body is alright, but the engine and everything else that makes it run is unreliable and rusted..

So, on to the 4 x 4 discussion. Thanks.
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Unread 05-13-2008, 06:54 PM   #9
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This cant be for real...........
I said the same thing in the "I put Elmers glue in my gas tank thread

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I have 4 x 4 on my YJ, but I'm not sure what it is suppose to do or if it is even necessary.
I'm mainly a street driver.
Any advice is appreciated, thanks.:thumbsup:
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Unread 05-13-2008, 06:54 PM   #10
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So do I use 4 WD on the street or what?
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Unread 05-13-2008, 06:54 PM   #11
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Arent you that "glue in gas tank" guy?
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Unread 05-13-2008, 06:57 PM   #12
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Alright im trying to be serious here for a second (although its hard to be serious with a question like this)..... just read this

http://jeep.us41.org/4WD/index.html
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Unread 05-13-2008, 06:57 PM   #13
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humoring this..... when it has "a ton of torque" you are in 4 low.....(really low transfer case gearing) your 4x4 lever should have 4 spots.....
2WD
4WD hi
neutral
4WD low
4-hi is for slippery conditions where 2wd doesn't cut it. 4-lo is for rough terrain where you need more torque.

oh yea..... unless the streets are covered in snow..... don't use 4wd on the road.
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Unread 05-13-2008, 06:58 PM   #14
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I have the same problem with my machine gun. When I put it in "full auto", it does some strange stuff. When I put it in "single shot", it shoots normally, one bullet for each trigger squeeze.
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Unread 05-13-2008, 06:59 PM   #15
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I said the same thing in the "I put Elmers glue in my gas tank thread

I love it when the Troll starts a new thread
Thank you. I appreciate that you're watching what I post.
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