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Unread 01-27-2014, 09:40 PM   #1
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When does AWD kick in exactly?

01 WJ Quadra-Drive, when do the front wheels exactly begin spinning? I'm pretty sure I read that the jeep is 100% rear wheel until spin. But lately I've been able to have some fun and drift and can tell it's only in 2wd but other times I can tell it's AWD..the question is really just out of curiosity

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Unread 01-27-2014, 10:23 PM   #2
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Sounds like a fluid change is in order my friend.
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Unread 01-27-2014, 10:37 PM   #3
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Would over filling the 247 or vari lok diffs make them lock up sooner?
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Unread 01-27-2014, 10:45 PM   #4
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Mine will torque steer for a split second then active. I also have snow studded tires when barely need 4x4 but when the snow or ice is bad it kicks on quickly. I would be worried if it didn't.
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Unread 01-28-2014, 04:13 AM   #5
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It should kick in around one wheel rotation.
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Unread 01-28-2014, 04:33 AM   #6
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Mine doesn't even kick in, ever. Hmmmmm lol
I might need to look into that!
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Unread 01-28-2014, 06:11 AM   #7
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01 WJ Quadra-Drive, when do the front wheels exactly begin spinning? I'm pretty sure I read that the jeep is 100% rear wheel until spin. But lately I've been able to have some fun and drift and can tell it's only in 2wd but other times I can tell it's AWD..the question is really just out of curiosity
I have the quadra trac 2, same t/c..165,xxx miles on it..mine does the same thing..I checked my fluid this weekend, it was a touch low, and wasn't the best in color..it has been "on" more than "off" this winter, but I'm still trying to find a 242hd..time to retire this 247..some
Say they're good for 100,000 miles..I don't know..I just know i can't put 100% faith in it right now. I do like the case tho..I just think with all the miles on it it just has past it's prime..a lot of 247's Problems come from previous owners and years of Neglect
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Unread 01-28-2014, 06:34 AM   #8
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It's to cold to check fluids haha, I'm trying to do the same thing with the 242hd if I can find one, but I will settle for a 242 non-hd for the right price
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Unread 01-28-2014, 06:39 AM   #9
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It's to cold to check fluids haha, I'm trying to do the same thing with the 242hd if I can find one, but I will settle for a 242 non-hd for the right price
What is the difference?
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Unread 01-28-2014, 06:43 AM   #10
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I would change the fluid in the t-case, sounds like some neglected/deferred PM

15 min job.
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Unread 01-28-2014, 06:51 AM   #11
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What is the difference?
Alls I know is that the HD is a direct replacement to the 247 since the HD is only found in V8s. The non-HD needs to either have replaced input shafts out of the 247 or the driveshafts out of a 242
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Unread 01-28-2014, 08:52 AM   #12
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I had the same issue last weekend. I searched the forum and saw that it might be a fluid issue. I changed the fluid in about 15 minutes (needed special fluid from dealer.) After the fluid change, I had to spin the rear tires on a steep grass covered hill a few times but now it kicks in very quickly. It is supposed to "snow" here in the south today and I hope i get to give it a good workout today.
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Unread 01-28-2014, 09:12 AM   #13
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I changed my fluid still nothing. Mine was fried. Fluid change is really the only thing you can do, after that it is time to swap in a 242.
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Unread 01-28-2014, 11:22 AM   #14
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It should kick in around one wheel rotation.
I'd say this is about correct. I've driven on beach sand and on ice recently and it always takes a second for the jeep to realize that it's slipping, then just starts moving. Don't floor it while on a really slippery surface like ice because the wheels will spin then BANG into 4wd and go. Didn't sound very good...
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Unread 01-28-2014, 11:33 AM   #15
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Keep in mind as you run bigger tires it takes longer to engage
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