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Unread 01-08-2009, 06:20 PM   #1
TheMatrix
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Did I damage anything? (4WD Neutral + P)

Hi,

It is my understanding that 4WD L should be engaged while in tranny neutral. I successfully got into it, but I couldn't get into 4WD H (to get back to 2WD). I decided to put it in P (park, obviously) to think about it, but that only resulted in a weird noise - not as nasty as "grinding", but something more along the lines of a piece of plastic caught in a bicycle spoke. I immediately shifted back into N, and was able to ram the 4WD shifter back to 4WD H.

Normally I'd just forget about it, but it's really puzzling me. Doesn't 4WD N mean both shafts are disconnected? So what was that noise I heard while in 4WD N and Park?

Everything about this Jeep is stock.

Thanks!

-TM

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Unread 01-08-2009, 06:23 PM   #2
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mine does that when on 4WD LOW + PARK.... just sometimes....
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Unread 01-08-2009, 06:27 PM   #3
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Thanks alexr40.

Is it normal for it to be difficult to get into and out of 4WD L? I've really got to ram/yank it fast, otherwise I hear grinding.
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Unread 01-08-2009, 06:36 PM   #4
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i have a 5 speed so i can't have any personal input. but, my `02 owners manual has a couple of paragraphs for auto users, even to the point that if it is hard, you have to turn off the engine to avid gear clash.
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