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Unread 11-15-2012, 10:55 PM   #1
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Won't always go into 4x4

Hey i got a stock 89 wrangler with 4.2 5 speed that doesn't go into 4x4 a lot. Any quick fixes for it? I am in the process of rebuilding my engine right now. So, I don't have a lot of money to get the kit to change it over to manually lock it. Oh I am new so once I get 25 post I will get some pictures on here of the engine rebuild.

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Unread 11-16-2012, 05:10 AM   #2
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Here's how the factory suggests you shift the transfer case and I've been doing this since these things were new and I worked at the dealership. Quoted from the owner's manual.

"To engage, shift the transfer case lever from 2H to 4H while the vehicle is moving at any legal speed". I let off the gas, throw the lever, and then tap the gas and let off.

4L position: " To engage, slow the vehicle to 2-3 MPH , shift the transmission to Neutral, then shift the transfer lever to the right and pull firmly rearward to 4L".
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Unread 12-03-2012, 02:01 PM   #3
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yeah my problem is not getting the jeep to shift into 4x4. The issue is that the front axle will not lock. I have seen some guys flipping the shift fork and always having the axle locked in 4x4. Has anyone done this and have you noticed any change in gas milage?
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Unread 12-03-2012, 02:32 PM   #4
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Done it. No change in gas mileage. Here's how:

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