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4 wheel drive not working

We have a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Quadra Trac II. Torque is supposed to be transmitted to the front driveshaft as needed. However, it is not working. We have had the Jeep for three years and had never had any problems with the ALL TIME 4 wheel drive feature until this winter. Only the rear wheels spin when in the snow or in bad weather.

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Sounds to me like the transfer case clutches are worn out. also the fluid could be low or dirty. try draining and refilling the transfercase with clean fluid. if it is still not working after driving it around for a few miles then you may need to replace or overhaul your transfercase

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4 wheel drive is not working


so is AWD,? command trac or what trac?

no working means..... using or 4low,?
my wild guess: 1:
Quadra-Trac-II NV 247 Gerodisc system 1999+
got that? what you have for real MATTERS? we cant guess.
the 247 adds LimSlipDiff option to the system got that too>?
symptoms for working are>......
1: lamp dead.
2: lever stuck
3: tires x4 missing torque to earth?
1999 WJ jeep
4 steering binds up.?

say what is there.
and say what not working means , exactly
and say what tires are touching, (pavement , ICE or dirt)
we cant guess, road, either.

Mar 08, 2015 | 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Why can't my 2006 jeep go into 4 wheel drive?


are you on dirt? or pavement...????????????????????????
we cant answer until you answer what 4wd option you have.
if that makes no sense, then read the operators guide,
it tells you what's there and how to use it.
read that first, then ask questions,?
and if Part time 4wd?, it';s not to be used on dry pavement only ICE.

eg:

4WD: Select-Trac (or older Select-Drive has a slip coupling too, NP129/229) is AWD in that, "the "4Hi" setting the drive shafts were coupled together using a viscous-type coupler " this anti wind up slipper"
Watch out for exception 1: Select-Trac NP228 based jeeps, it does not have a viscous-type limited-slip coupling. It was used briefly in 1986.
Quada-Trac is full time 4WD (not in lock mode) has a real center differential to shift torque between front and rear. This is the best system , not just a slip clutch as above. Then went BACK to the slipper in 1980. (odd huh?) Up to 1998.
Quadra-Trac-II "4-All Time", "N" or neutral, and "4-Lo". In "4-All Time", torque is applied to the rear wheels under normal driving conditions.
If the rear axle starts rotating at a significantly higher rate than the front axle, hydraulic pressure builds up in the gerotor oil pump and causes the clutch pack, to progressively transfer torque to the front axle, until both axles return to the same speed
Quadra-Trac I was introduced in 2004-10, same as above but is automatic with no driver controls ,like above.
The Quadra-Drive system was introduced in 1999 and is based on the Quadra-Trac II system but adds limited slip differentials (the best full time system ,with great traction to all wheels all the time) 1999 to 04.
Quadra-Drive-II has electronic limited slip differentials or ELSDs 2005 up.

Aug 01, 2014 | 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Why wont my jep go into 4 wheel drive when I pull th lever?


which system?
we cant guess what is In YOUR CAR, ever.
you must SAY. or RTM, in the glove box.
and why are you using 4wd on dry pavement, now>?


4WD: Select-Trac (or older Select-Drive has a slip coupling too, NP129/229) is AWD in that, "the "4Hi" setting the drive shafts were coupled together using a viscous-type coupler " this anti wind up slipper"
Watch out for exception 1: Select-Trac NP228 based jeeps, it does not have a viscous-type limited-slip coupling. It was used briefly in 1986.
Quada-Trac is full time 4WD (not in lock mode) has a real center differential to shift torque between front and rear. This is the best system , not just a slip clutch as above. Then went BACK to the slipper in 1980. (odd huh?) Up to 1998.
Quadra-Trac-II "4-All Time", "N" or neutral, and "4-Lo". In "4-All Time", torque is applied to the rear wheels under normal driving conditions.
If the rear axle starts rotating at a significantly higher rate than the front axle, hydraulic pressure builds up in the gerotor oil pump and causes the clutch pack, to progressively transfer torque to the front axle, until both axles return to the same speed
Quadra-Trac I was introduced in 2004-10, same as above but is automatic with no driver controls ,like above.
The Quadra-Drive system was introduced in 1999 and is based on the Quadra-Trac II system but adds limited slip differentials (the best full time system ,with great traction to all wheels all the time) 1999 to 04.
Quadra-Drive-II has electronic limited slip differentials or ELSDs 2005 up.

Aug 01, 2014 | 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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1999 jeep grand cherikee 4 wheel drive not working


You need to be more specific. To start, which 4 wheel drive system your jeep has? (Select Trac, Quadra Trac II or Quadra Drive)
Then: does it never work, or only in 4-Lo?

Dec 22, 2013 | 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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97 jeep grand cherokee stuck in 4WD part time


Which transfer case you have 242 (Selec-Trac on the shifter bezel) or 249 (Quadra-Trac on the shifter bezel). If it's a 242, you're looking at probable linkage adjustment which is done underneath the vehicle. If it's a 249, you're possibly looking at viscous coupling (VC) lockup.

Adjust the shift linkage; heres what to did...

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...the blue arrow indicates where the linkage originally was (the lock nut screw), moved it down the green rectangle is showing the back of front driveshaft near the tcase, just for perspective.

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What type fluid goes in transfer case of 96 grand cherokee


SELECT TRAC USES MOPAR PLUS 4 OR EQUIVALENT. THE QUADRA TRAC USES MOPAR TRANSFER CASE FLUID OR EQUIVALENT.

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Right front axle too short . 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Quadra-trac II


if it was me i would check with Napa or try to find one at a good salavage yard give this website a try to find one close to you www.junkyarddog.com and try these as well www.alldatadiy.com and www.autozone.com wish you the best of luck Michigan Man.

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Oil is added to transfer case through a plug usually located about half way up the back of the case.
When making a diagnosis, a good tech relies upon previous experience matching that to known symptoms, then upon teardown to verify his ideas. A good working knowledge is essential so the tech can picture in his mind what is happening inside the unit.(i once knew an old tech who could sit in the shop office and make a correct diagnosis as another tech drove a vehicle into the shop) That's rare, but there are good people out there! Your coupler may have to be removed, but that largely depends upon what the shop sees and feels.
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check transmission fluide as well.
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Mar 31, 2009 | 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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