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post #1 of 4 Old 01-01-2004, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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4x4 will not engage

I just got an 84 grand wagoneer. the 4 wheel drive has not been used in 9yrs, and will not engage. any ideas of what is going on? how to fix? thanks,
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post #2 of 4 Old 01-05-2004, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by mikguess
I just got an 84 grand wagoneer. the 4 wheel drive has not been used in 9yrs, and will not engage. any ideas of what is going on? how to fix? thanks,
mike g
yeah, connect the front driveshaft lol, what's up man? Glad to see you finally joined the Jeep owning nation. I think you made the right choice! Sorry I couldn't be of more help, but I only know stuff about good Jeeps A friend like me is hardly a friend at all. Naa there's no such thing as a bad Jeep. Later.
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post #3 of 4 Old 01-06-2004, 04:21 AM
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could be a couple things

most common is the vacumn motor on the front axle is jammed up or broken, this is sometimes fixed as easily as wacking it a couple times.

do you hear anything at all when you throw the lever when sitting still?

sometimes it takes a little bit of time while moving for it to engage as they get older. When going down the highway at about 50 throw the lever and drive 1/2 a mile and see if it goes on.

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If it's got locking hubs make sure they are locking in.Good luck

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