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Unread 10-01-2012, 09:15 AM   #1
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front wheels locked up

I have a 1978 CJ_7 with quadra trac I am new to jeeping so I need all the help I can get my front wheels locked up on me while driving what could it be also I dont like the quadra trac and would like to change to manuale locking hubs to engage the 4 wheel drive is this doable

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Unread 10-01-2012, 03:33 PM   #2
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[QUOTE=pinky123;14241967]I have a 1978 CJ_7 with quadra trac I am new to jeeping so I need all the help I can get my front wheels locked up on me while driving what could it be [QUOTE]
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The emergency drive is engaged.
Mismatched gears between the front and rear diff.

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also I dont like the quadra trac and would like to change to manuale locking hubs to engage the 4 wheel drive is this doable
You can try to find a mile marker part time kit. They have been discontinued, but a used unit would still work.
Swap in a D18 t case from an early CJ. You will have to buy an adapter. It can get rather expensive.
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Unread 10-02-2012, 08:00 AM   #3
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You need to figure out where it is locked up. Transfer case or axle. Will it roll with the transfer cas in Neutral?

Do you have a locker, LSD, or an open differential?

Jack up the front and remove the front drive shaft. Will the wheels turn? Are the brakes seized? Pull the differential cover and look for damage.
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