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Jeep four wheel drive binding

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by snow problem, May 7, 2007.

  1. snow problem

    snow problem Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    The other day I used the 4-wheel drive on my 99 Jeep Cherokee and it feels like it has not fully disengaged. The full-time light is not on, but when i turn to the left and right i feel a binding as if it was in 4-wheel drive, any idea's?
  2. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    Keep the wheels straight, pull it back into 4wd. Roll forward a little and while you're still rolling put it back in 2wd then back up about 15 feet. That should ensure it's out of 4wd. Just a thing to remember too there will always be a small amount of binding since the newer XJ's don't use a central axle disconnect or hubs, the transfer case is the only 'break' in the system.
  3. jonzer12

    jonzer12 Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 31

    9 times out of 10 its the transfercase linkage is out of adjustment. Meaning there is play or misalignment in the t-case lever assembly. Take a look.
  4. snow problem

    snow problem Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    Thanks, but what am i looking for?