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Unread 11-15-2010, 06:22 PM   #1
meggie80
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Going into 4 wheel drive

I am hoping someone can help with this. I have a 2006 jeep liberty 6C 3.7L
4x4 and might have to use the 4 wheel drive this coming winter. (I live in Seattle so we don't get to use the 4x4 in the snow often) I remember when I bought the car that the dealer said the switch to 4low or 4h that i could just pull off the road but I don't remember if i need to put it in neutral or just step on the brake and switch. I tried looking for my owners manual but can't locate it. This is my first car and first time with 4 wheel drive so any and all information someone can give me would be great. Thanks!

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Unread 11-15-2010, 08:27 PM   #2
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(sighs) trying to remember the liberties selections, on the 4x4 shifter next to the transmission shifter. does it go as following

2H
4H
N
4L

if not please tell me the lettering
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Unread 11-15-2010, 08:28 PM   #3
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I always switch into Neutral then into 4 WD modes then back into Drive with 2004 command Trac.
The owners manual can be downloaded in pdf here:
Chrysler Canada Inc. - Chrysler Jeep Dodge Owners - Owner/Service Manuals
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Unread 11-16-2010, 07:37 AM   #4
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First of all, NEVER use 4-Low on the highway. You will toast your drivetrain.

Now that we have that established... You can use 4-Part Time in the snow by simply pulling the lever into that position any time. Stopped, moving, it doesn't matter. Even up to 55 MPH you can shift into 4-Part Time.

Keep in mind that doing this locks the front and rear driveshafts together, so ONLY use this on slippery roadways.

IF you have 4-Full Time.... you can shift into that mode and leave it there all Winter long if you choose.
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Unread 11-16-2010, 08:50 AM   #5
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Here are the suggested uses for the following settings

2HI - normal driving conditions
4HI(full time) - slippery surfaces (rain, snow, dirt, gravel, sand, clay, mud, ice, etc)
4HI(part time)- moderate to severe uses (mud, snow, ice, etc)
N- when towing the vehicle put into neutral
4LO- severe traction control, DO NOT use on dry surfaces or speeds over 10mph. Mainly for getting out/thru difficult slippery terrrain
2LO- for rock crawling, rarely used
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Unread 11-16-2010, 09:06 AM   #6
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Here are the suggested uses for the following settings

2HI - normal driving conditions
4HI(full time) - slippery surfaces (rain, snow, dirt, gravel, sand, clay, mud, ice, etc)If you have the 242 t-case only
4HI(part time)- moderate to severe uses (mud, snow, ice, etc) Do NOt Use On Wet Roads
N- when towing the vehicle put into neutral
4LO- severe traction control, DO NOT use on dry surfaces or speeds over 25 mph. Mainly for getting out/thru difficult slippery terrrain
2LO- for rock crawling, rarely used Not a OE option,must spend $1000+ to have this option
Fixed if for you.................

You must put the trans in "N" while coasting at about 2-3mph to shift into 4low.
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Unread 11-16-2010, 09:58 AM   #7
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Fixed if for you.................

You must put the trans in "N" while coasting at about 2-3mph to shift into 4low.
Thanks, I only put in the symbols we would normally see in the vehicles. Was just being general. Also before switching options, slow the vehicle to a 'stop', then shift to neutral, and switch.
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