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post #1 of 12 Old 09-17-2012, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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4x4 problems

I have an 87 cheroke. Wjen i first bought the jeep i lmew the fourwheel drive wasnt working do to the linkage. After replacing the linkage and the bushings it worked great but when i went out on the trails i coulsdnt get the four wheel drive to engage i positive my transfer case is good i heard the actuator housing could be bad now is the housing on the front axle the whole unit or is there another actuator somewere else

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post #2 of 12 Old 09-17-2012, 11:38 PM
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This is in the Patriot forum. Repost in Cherokee perhaps?
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post #3 of 12 Old 09-18-2012, 04:12 PM
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Maybe a moderator can move the thread over to the right section.

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post #4 of 12 Old 09-19-2012, 07:18 AM
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the first problem is you should never lmew the four wheel drive. NEVER.
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post #5 of 12 Old 09-19-2012, 11:47 AM
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this mod will rid you of the awful CAD and get you going (and never have that problem again!)

http://comancheclub.com/topic/17377-cad-fix-1/

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post #6 of 12 Old 09-19-2012, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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if i do this will it keep me in four wheel drive all the time i want to me able to take it out and put it backk in
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post #7 of 12 Old 09-19-2012, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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and thanks for the help since i messed up where i put the post
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post #8 of 12 Old 09-19-2012, 04:05 PM
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no. 4wd is controlled by your t-case and only your t-case. this mod simply takes the 2-piece shaft and makes it essentially a 1-piece shaft. Jeep did away with the silly CAD design in the early 90s and all Jeeps since have come with a 1-piece shaft.

the only downfall is that if your front driveshaft ujoints are bad, they will vibrate at speed. not really a downfall though, since if they need to be replaced, you should replace them.

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post #9 of 12 Old 09-20-2012, 08:19 PM
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Pete M you are one slick son of a gun, you steal all the posts that i might actually be able to help with. And as for you BryceBrown, listen to the man.
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post #10 of 12 Old 09-23-2012, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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I appreciate it and im going to make the switch this weekend and get it fixed just making it my project jeep
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post #11 of 12 Old 09-24-2012, 11:33 AM
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Or you could replace the passenger side axle shaft with a 1 piece Cherokee axle shaft and fabricate a cover to eliminate the cad vacuum fork.
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post #12 of 12 Old 09-25-2012, 09:34 PM
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Or you could replace the passenger side axle shaft with a 1 piece Cherokee axle shaft and fabricate a cover to eliminate the cad vacuum fork.
Too much work.
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