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Unread 07-29-2014, 06:00 PM   #1
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So my aunt has an 07 Grand Cherokee and claims there is no low gear to assist in mountain braking (just has drive, neutral, and reverse). What method would you all recommend she do to save her brakes? Is using 4-low an option? Thanks for the help

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Unread 07-30-2014, 09:51 AM   #2
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There might be an "overdrive off" button
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Unread 07-30-2014, 12:46 PM   #3
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I'm 100% sure there is a +/- gear change possibility on the WK gear selector when it's in "D". Just push the shift lever left or right for smaller or higher gear. It should stay in the selected lower gear until you hit close to redline, or if the RPMs fall too low it changes to a smaller gear.

..and no, 4lo is not an option at normal road speeds.
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