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1995 jeep cherokee pops out gear

When i put my jeep under stress like climb a small hill in 4 wheel drive it pops out of gear

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  • jumbojim77 Nov 15, 2008

    1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Pops out of four wheel drive part time/full time or low whenever it's put under stress (ie: climbing a hill.)

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Posted on Oct 08, 2008

  • Justin Goldberg Oct 17, 2008

    One of the gears beyond Drive should work better uphill.

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