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Looking at buying a 1999 Jeep cherokee...whats the procedure to get it into 4LO...2HI to 4HI and back are effortless. Tried it in nuetral, park and reverse- stopped and crawling.

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  • ramair1998 Dec 10, 2008

    Hi, I tried it both ways completely stopped and moving at a crawl 

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    Mike F May 11, 2010

    sorry don't know what to tell you. the normal procedure is to have the jeep in gear going a few miles an hour, shift the jeep into neutral, so your in neutral going 3 or 4 mph, pull back on the 4wd shifter to where you want in, wait a few seconds, then shift the jeep back into drive.

  • Mike F
    Mike F May 11, 2010

    when you tried it in neutral, were you sitting still or moving?

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The 4-lo is so low that sometimes you really have to push it to go into gear. Put the transmission into neutral, and even let it roll a little bit to get it to slip in easier.

You could try to turn the engine off as well while you're in neutral, and then put into 4-lo.

If it's impossible, I'd have your linkage checked to make sure nothing flew up in there and is stuck and/or it's bent.

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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4 wheel drive wont lock in on my 99 jeep cherokee.is there vacuum


are you on pavement, or offroad.?
99 Cherokee what transfer case?
if Part time system. then,.
are your tires on ice or dirt?
if not its cockpit error.
read the operators guide, on this.
if on ICE,say so, we can not know what transfer case you have
nor what tires are sitting on.
do tell, and we can tell you what good or bad.

here is the build list for these years XJ
what do you have. ?
The full time box, must not be in 4Lo , on pavement
unless it too is on ice .

All the transfer cases used on the Cherokee were chain driven with aluminium housings. Command-Trac was standard on XJ models built with 4WD.
  • 1984-1987: New Process NP207 Command-Trac, part-time only, 2.61:1 ratio with low range
  • 1984-1986: New Process NP228/229 Selec-Trac, full- or part-time, 2.61:1 ratio with low range
NP228/229 has a vacuum switch for 2WD-4WD selection on the fly and a separate manual lever for low range
  • 1987-2001: New Process NP231 Command-Trac, part-time only, 2.72:1 ratio with low range
NP231 has the following settings: 2HI, 4HI, N, 4LO
  • 1987-2001: New Process NP242 Selec-Trac, full-time or part-time, 2.72:1 ratio with low range
NP242 has the following settings: 2HI, 4 full-time, 4 part-time, N, 4LO

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never post questions on 4wd unless you know what is there.
the transfer case, also has tag , telling what it is.

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I guess you probably don't know what transfer case you have ?
SERVICE 4WD
Refer to
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Transfer Case Description and Operation in Transfer Case - NVG 149-NP3


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Transfer Case Description and Operation in Transfer Case - NVG 246-NP8


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Transfer Case Description and Operation in Transfer Case - NVG 261-NP2


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Transfer Case Description and Operation in Transfer Case - NVG 263-NP1


The NVG 246 EAU provides 5 modes, Auto 4WD, 4HI, 4LO, 2HI and Neutral.
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4HI - 4 wheel drive high range, part-time


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