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Unread 05-09-2002, 02:58 PM   #1
VentureForth
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94 JGC Laredo 4x4 Advice Wanted

OK, I'm a newbie here, and was impatient to search the forums. 'Cides, it's good to just jump in sometimes and start chattin'.

I have a 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo which I bought used two years ago with 140,000 miles. I paid a good price for it .

Took it to the Mountains last year in Colorado, and I swear it got 19-20 mpg! Overall, it's been a real reliable machine. The only major work I have done to it is to replace the exhuast manifold. Not too bad - only took two days by myself.

Here's my question. It's approaching 200,000 miles. I have a basic 4x4 system which just locks all fours to the trammy. Sometimes it doesn't want to come out of 4wd. It also has trouble getting in and out of 4x4 low & drivetrain neutral.

My next three items of 'regular maintenance' include 1) rebuild trammy, 2) rebuild transfer case, and 3) ring job on the engine.

My questions: Should I go ahead and do a ring job or replace the engine (6 cyl)? How hard is it for a couple mechanically inclined, but inexperienced guys to rework the trammy and transfer case? Is there something that I'm missing which should be an obvious first step to maintaining the Jeep?

Thanks!

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Unread 05-11-2002, 07:07 AM   #2
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I had a similar problem with my transfer case. My Jeep would not come out of 4WD. The problem was resolved by getting four new tires. When the rear tires become more worn than the front tires, it causes the transfer case to go into 4WD. The smaller tires in the rear turn faster, fooling the transfer case into thinking that the rear wheels are spinning and shifts into 4WD. Gotta rotate every 6K miles to avoid it.
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Unread 05-11-2002, 07:24 AM   #3
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well i took the linkage out and relube the linkage and then it worked fine for me...
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