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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 

  • Mike F
    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.

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