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well i bought a jeep

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by V8GremlinX, Oct 25, 2003.

  1. V8GremlinX

    V8GremlinX Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    it is a 90 Jeep XJ 4x4
    pretty good shape, has some driveabitlty issues maybe someone could help me with

    when i accelerate it shifts fine, but when i let off gas slightly it kinda is jerky
    it does have the maintance emmissons light on
    and it slightly rough

    other thing was how do u get it into 4WD low
    the lever stops at in mddle at full time high

    let me know if u can help
  2. EZSnow

    EZSnow Senior Member
    Messages: 205

    most lever-shifted transfer cases have a detent that requires you to move the shifter to the side to continue beyond the "safe zone" of 2H-4H. It probably needs to move right before it will travel any further.

    Funny story follows:
    A guy I went wheeling with in a late-80's F-150 couldn't get out of low range. His t-case had a detent that wouldn't let him out of low without moving the shifter to the side. He was under it, in it, yanking on it, beating on it, and about to unlock the hubs and drive home at 40mph... I got in and shifted it out...

    There's usually a line on the diagram that details the shift pattern, but it's easily overlooked.
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2003
  3. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    I drove a mid 90's cherokee and used low range for pulling 2 jetskis out of the water and you had to move the shifter to the right then pull back after you get to 4wd hi
  4. V8GremlinX

    V8GremlinX Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    well i got it into low 4x4, this may sound stupid but i have only driven a 4x4 with a botton on dash
    what gear do u gotta be into to move lever?
    um after having it in low, it does work, but when i put it back the light that says part time stayed on
    now it won't go off
    i gear a air sound maybe sounding a like a vacum leak comeing from up front
    i gotta get this 4x4 going before i can put a snoway on :)
  5. MSB1766

    MSB1766 Member
    Messages: 40

    You have to put the trans in neutral
  6. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    It may take a while for the light to go out.Outting it in neutral does help.

    As far as the driveabilty problem,check with DC,there was a recall on faulty O2 sensors.

    Don't worry about the light,it just comes on at a preset mileage.Doesn't actually mean anythings wrong.

    Also check the PCV fixed orifice.It's a tube than runs from the back of the rocker cover to the intake,and it gets plugged.Get an updated one from the dealer,otherwise the air cleaner tends to fill up with oil.
  7. Hubjeep

    Hubjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    If you have "full time" high in a Cherokee you have the Selec-trac (NP242) T-case.

    With an automatic transmission: drive forward about 2-3 mph, without stopping shift the trans into "N" then pull the handle back all the way (there is a slight rightward movement after "full-time" high, then back left after "N").

    -John :cool: