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2005 Jeep Laredo stuck in 4x4 low

Used the jeeps 4x4 in low while driving in the snow today. When he reached the pavement it would not come out of 4x4 low. He tried many times but was not successful and we had to drive home (25 miles) in 4x4 low at 20-25 mph on the paved roads. He tried disconnecting the battery, doing what the manual suggested, letting the jeep cool down, backing up and going forward, going over a bump, going 2-5 mph and then tried 5 hours later and it still will not go out of 4x4 low. It will either continue to blink 4x4 low or will give a service 4x4 message. ( it did this the day we bought it due to the sales man power washing the engine. They fixed it and we have not had this service message come on since then.)

Please help!


FYI we have been using the 4 wheel drive these last 4 days due to snow (we live out in the country with miles of dirt roads that are not serviced) and have not had this issue until today.

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  • extauto Feb 08, 2009

    i have a 2005 grand cherokee limited that my wife was driving and it went into 4 wheel low by itself (she said it sounded like she hit rumble strips) and we can't get it out. The service 4 wheel drive light is on. Is there anything i can try

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    Hi, i have Grand Cherokee V6 and its stuck on 4x4low anyone have an idea how to fix this problem?

  • blackpant365 Mar 15, 2009

    Hi, i wish someone can help me with this problem i have, i have 2000 Grand Cherokee V6 its stuck on 4x4low is this a major problem? can u help me please with any answers, thank you.



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You have to run at 1-3 mph speed, to remove it from low

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