It does not have the low end, I think it should. It does OK in 4wheel drive in low. Others have said it seems to be lacking on the low end in 2wheel drive. Do you think it may have anything to do with the PCM (powertrain control module)?
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Re: power seems to be lacking
Seems more likely you have a tune up problem... or maybe the timing belt is about to go and it is causing it to run slightly out of time. How is your fuel millage? how many miles on it? 4.3Liter , right?
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A 96 grand came with 3 different transfer cases in different models. if you see beside the 4x4 shifter there is the shift pattern printed there. some models only had the all-wheel drive option with high and low. others had 2wd-4wd high-n-4wd low. I would guess that since you're asking this, your jeep has only the all-wheel drive transfer case option. if this is the case... you are not able to run your jeep in 2wd
it has to be running and in neutral to engauge the 4x4. shift to neutral,then push the 4x4 option that you want. 4wheel high you can use almost any sensible speed.4wheel low is only for low speed 15 to 20mph is best for 4wheel low,otherwise will damage engine or transfer case. when you take it out of 4x4 it has to be in neutral also. thank you for choosing fixya.com
Try disconnecting the battery for a few minutes, that might get you out of trouble for now. There are some common problems with these 4wd systems. Most common is the mode position sensor on the encoder motor. Sometimes it can be the switch on the dash. Fact of the matter is I can't tell you what is wrong without using a scantool to retrieve the fault codes from the computer controlling the 4wd.
check power steering fluid if real real low you have a leak at hoses or pump seals.if all is good check for low tires and lack of lubrication to at ball joints and tie rod ends. if all is good you have power steering pump failure.
this is common on these trucks just put your witch in 2 wheel and go ahead and drive it will let loos when it sees the correct secquence and drive a little and shift to netural.
just neve do it from high to low range
I don't think it's a problem really - you have a diesel (TDI), which is known for low-end torque, but very little top-end power. If his car is a gas-engined car, it would explain why it has more upper-end power than yours does. But a diesel is not made for top-end power, so the lack of it in your car isn't an issue.