Transfer case not shifting into 4 low - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > General Technical Discussions > Engines & Drivetrain > Transfer case not shifting into 4 low

Rampage Bowless Soft Top Oconee offroadAlloy USA Still AvailableAdvance Adapters SYE Kits

Reply
Unread 12-02-2012, 08:40 PM   #1
aawpook
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Windsor, Ontario
Posts: 13
Transfer case not shifting into 4 low

I'm looking at buying a 97 jeep grand Cherokee and the owner said the bushing in the transfer case for 4 low needs to be replaced. I'm not planning on ever being in 4 low, but my boyfriend said to steer clear. Is this bushing a serious issue with major repairs in the near future ? Can I get by without any issues if I never use 4 low ? Thanks

aawpook is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-02-2012, 09:24 PM   #2
Fireball027
Registered User
2002 WJ 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Niagara Area, Ontario
Posts: 118
Most likely the shifter linkage is not moving properly to let the transfer case go into 4 lo.

Shouldn't be a problem to drive it as it, but just check and lube the linkage to see if that helps.

I drove my 96 GC for 2 years without 4lo, had to keep it in 4 all time as the shifter linkage bracket was broken off the frame and would not allow the TC to fully go into 4 lo and would just grind and bind.
Fireball027 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 12-02-2012, 09:36 PM   #3
aawpook
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Windsor, Ontario
Posts: 13
So given that's it's a 97 gc, with 295000 km Canadian certified and etested for $1800 with this issue with the bushing you'd still say go for it ? Won't cause a major repair in the 4 high ?
aawpook is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools






Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.