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post #1 of 2 Old 05-02-2005, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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1998 Zj

I just bought a 1998 ZJ Grand Cherokee 4.0 L, with Selec-trac 4wd. I have plans on adding a lift and tires. Any suggestions? Im looking to spend a total of $1500, and keep the stock rims.

But I am having a little bit of a problem. I was doing some wheeling this weekend, and the 4wd crapped out. I start to go up a hill in any 4wd position, you feel it start to pull normally, then it disengages in the front, and you hear a grinding noise. I was told this could be a transfercase. Any ideas? Can i fix this myself? Or must I be raped by a dealer?

Mike


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post #2 of 2 Old 05-03-2005, 12:33 AM
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It may be as simple as shifter linkage adjustment. Mine was doing similar thing before (winter and I have no garage) and dealer charged me $15 to adjust the linkage. You can do it yourself too if you want.

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