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Unread 06-12-2011, 02:35 PM   #1
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2011 jeep wrangler problems

Hey all. So just a week ago I got a 2011 jeep unlimited sport. Already the throw out bearing needed to be replaced because of a whining sound from the clutch. Brought it in yesterday(saturday) morning and they had it all fixed up by saturday night - covered under warranty. I then today(Sunday) tried shifting into 4WD hi - I was stopped in a fast food drive through and just wanted to test everything out... well, as I pulled, the stick just moved freely, and didn't move out of 2W hi. The 4wd stick just moves with slack and doesn't change the 2wd/4wd. My jeep has under 1k miles on it, and already these two problems. Anyone know the cause of this, and will it be covered under warranty also? I would expect it has to be, just want opinions of what it is.

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Unread 06-12-2011, 04:42 PM   #2
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Man... Don't do that again. In the drive through?! Jeeps sometimes need to be rolling for a smooth t case shift.

It may need to be adjusted, but sometimes they just need to be worn in.

My xj had a very sticky t case lever when I bought it. The previous owner never used 4wd, and now that I have it, it sticks much less.
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Unread 06-12-2011, 04:50 PM   #3
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Welcome to the Jeep family! Please, for the love of all things Jeep, do not shift into 4-Anything on pavement until you've become accustomed to it. If you want to "test everything out" try it out on a dirt road. Shift it into 4hi and SLOWLY roll a bit forward. It should click into 4wd as you do.
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[QUOTE=YoureverydayXJ;14318981]This is the most metal thing I have ever heard.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=doublins;15539665]I always get people coming over and saying things like "I wish I knew how to do that," etc- but they don't realize- at some point I didn't know how to do it either- I had to figure it out.[/QUOTE]
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Unread 06-12-2011, 05:02 PM   #4
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ok thanks for the tips guys! will this be covered under warranty? and if not, what would cost to fix be?
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Unread 06-12-2011, 05:37 PM   #5
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Like it was stated before, its probably not even broken. If i'm not moving I can shift between 2hi/4hi all day and nothing will "click" in. On the off chance that it is faulty, yeah, it would most likely be under warranty.
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Unread 06-12-2011, 05:51 PM   #6
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You sir, need to read the owners manual that is residing in your glovebox.
If by chance the lever is doing nothing at all, then it is not hooked up under the rig. In that case, it is most assuredly under warranty. There may be a chance that the "technician" didn't hook the rod back up to the transfer case when he replaced the tranny etc.
Poor job on his part, but by far the end of the world.

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Unread 06-12-2011, 05:57 PM   #7
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thanks for your replies, makes me feel calm. I was really worried when it happened but after research it seems this is an easy to fix problem. hopefully warrantry will cover it and the part will be in stock.
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Unread 06-13-2011, 04:00 AM   #8
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i had a 07 sahara bought it with 200 miles on it death wobbled at 70 on the highway dealar and mopar wouldnt do a thing for me
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Unread 06-13-2011, 10:03 AM   #9
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You should also be happy that jeeps are generally very durable, and most parts are inexpensive to fix. (Compared to most 2011 vehicles)
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Unread 06-13-2011, 04:22 PM   #10
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the tech probally just left the transfer case shifter unhooked.
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Unread 06-14-2011, 06:10 AM   #11
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the parts swapper probally just left the transfer case shifter unhooked.
There, fixed it for you

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