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Unread 10-24-2011, 01:56 PM   #1
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yj front axle engagement

ive got a 89 wrangler with a 4.2 and a 5-speed. i have it stored outside and last year when it started to snow i need it to get around. well long story short i put it in 4 hi and low but the light would not come on at all and i just sat there spinning my rear wheel. i had to get pulled out by my friends tj and it kinna pissed me off. i dont think my vaccum motor works my question is what is a great way to lock the front axle without a lot of money. i want to have it work before it snows again it will not be a dd it will just be for emergency snows .ive done a search but i just need a simple fix. thanks

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Unread 10-24-2011, 02:05 PM   #2
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if you did the search you would have seen the answer

1: pull cover off and slide fork over by hand and lock it in Cost : 0$
2: buy a axle from a cherokee or tj and swap it into your housing and change seal Cost: about $40-50
3: buy a cable locker, instead of it vacum locking you can pull a cable and manually lock it. cost: $30-100
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Unread 10-24-2011, 02:32 PM   #3
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Where did you find the manual cable lock for 30?
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Unread 10-24-2011, 03:09 PM   #4
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i found those writeups on here i just was not sure if they would be right thing. thanks for the answer ill check the junk yards for the axles and go from there
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Unread 10-24-2011, 03:12 PM   #5
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Where did you find the manual cable lock for 30?
some people have made their own cable locker thats where the $30 comes in, and some people just buy the kit for $100

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i found those writeups on here i just was not sure if they would be right thing. thanks for the answer ill check the junk yards for the axles and go from there
have you checked your vacum lines to see if one is broke or got a hole? i have the whole complete vacum line harness ill sell for $35 shipped.
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