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post #1 of 12 Old 02-16-2007, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
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My Jeep Liberty is stuck in 'Part Time' - Help!?

I have a Liberty 2003 and I needed to use 4 wheel drive last night to get it out of a snow bank, but when I shifted out of 4 wheel drive, there is a light on my dashboard saying 'Part Time'. Im assuming that Im still stuck in a gear though it looks like I cant shift any further down....how do i get that light to disappear??

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post #2 of 12 Old 02-16-2007, 12:36 PM
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I used to have a 2003 Liberty with a similar problem. Sometimes it was due to a low tire and other times it was due to being too cold. Check the tires to make sure they are all inflated properly and with a warm Libby, try shifting out of Part-time. Sometimes I had to drive off road or over a curb to get it to kick out of Part-time.
Hope this takes care of it for you!
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post #3 of 12 Old 02-16-2007, 04:42 PM
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Cold or warm, it shouldnt matter. The 231 and 242 transfer cases can be picky sometimes and like to be shifted a certain way. Assuming your handle is back 2wd, Your best bet is to get moving DEAD straight, at about 10mph with your foot off of the gas, Leave the transmission in drive and shift it into 4hi, give it a little bit of gas and let back off. Then move the shifter back down into 2wd and give it a little gas again. If the light does not go out right away, come to a complete stop and put the transmission in reverse, back up about 30 feet and see if it clicks out.

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post #4 of 12 Old 02-17-2007, 08:53 AM
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I have a Liberty 2003 and I needed to use 4 wheel drive last night to get it out of a snow bank, but when I shifted out of 4 wheel drive, there is a light on my dashboard saying 'Part Time'. Im assuming that Im still stuck in a gear though it looks like I cant shift any further down....how do i get that light to disappear??
It may be just the switch for the TC case indicator has malfunctioned.
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post #5 of 12 Old 02-17-2007, 01:18 PM
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I have a 2003 Liberty and the same thing just happen to mine during this last snow storm.The dealer said it not stuck in 4 wheel just a bad switch,they order it .75 dollars plus install.Damn!
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post #6 of 12 Old 02-18-2007, 09:47 AM
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I had similar issue with my 05, the part-time light illuminated when in 2wd and when shifting to part-time it would go out. It turned out to be the sensor switch on transfer case..good luck
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post #7 of 12 Old 11-12-2013, 03:24 PM
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Fix it

I found a guy selling the sensor on ebay for $40, free shipping. It was a Mopar part too. Light drove me nuts. People said it was easier to remove the console to replace the switch. I got my 2003 Renegade in the air and had plenty of room to get it off and replace, took about 20 mins and no more light. The sensor caused a code too so I cleared that. All happy again. I could tell the old sensor was sticky.

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post #8 of 12 Old 11-12-2013, 09:25 PM
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Almost 7 yrs later...but glad it worked for you
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post #9 of 12 Old 11-20-2013, 07:13 PM
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OK I'm having this issue on my 05 jeep liberty .. I have no idea how to get the center console out without applying to much pressure and break some plastics if u know what I mean .. please help my find this switch BC I got a new one and I can't find out where in the hell is.... :/
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post #10 of 12 Old 11-20-2013, 10:11 PM
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It sits on top of the transfer case, underneath the vehicle.
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post #11 of 12 Old 10-27-2015, 01:23 PM
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Part Time Dash Light Stayed On In 2WD

2006 Liberty 4x4 Part Time dash light stayed on in lever down 2WD after 4 wheeling. Tried taking it out and putting it back in 4WD and light still stayed on in 2WD. Backed up in 2WD for 60 feet then put it in N, shifted back into 4WD and back to 2WD. After several times moving the lever back and forth I noticed the light started to flicker. Then I moved the lever rapidly back and forth and that turned the light out in 2WD. Pain in the neck but at least it's out and fixed until next time.
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post #12 of 12 Old 10-27-2015, 03:15 PM
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Just replaced my sensor literally an hour ago. Ya need an inch and a half socket and do it from under the jeep. Took longer to jack it up and put stands under the rear axel than it did to change the sensor. Some say easier to take console out and do it from the top. No WAY took 10 min on my 04.

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