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95'jeep cherokee leardo 4x4

Well i need help on ''my 4x4 drive''! it is making poping noises when its in 4x4drive' when i put it in and out of drive and rever's it is not anything with drive shaft'' i think it is transfer case or the front end but not for shore' i dont know where the lock out is in the front its a 95''' my stepfather has a 92''' and it runs on a vacm''but this one dose not have that''it acks like its not going all the way in 4x4 drive'''or the chain in the transfer chase is jumping''''''can you help me with this''?

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  • james wren
    james wren Jan 30, 2009

    can you tell me where the lock out is at in the front end''' dont have a book''?

  • james wren
    james wren Jan 30, 2009

    you have said that to me already'''''dont under stand !!!

  • james wren
    james wren Feb 07, 2009

    'Thanks '' mike for the help'' well thiis one jeep has the locked in all the time'''' and yes we will check the fluold levels' james''



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Hi Jay,

As you know, Jeeps can be a little different in how they engage 4WD. I have an 85 Cherokee Laredo and a 91 Wrangler.

On the fly four wheel drive systems like Selectrac on the Laredo don't have manual Hub Locks (the kind that makes you stop, get out, give each a half twist and kinda of kills the idea of 'on the fly').

Front hubs on the Laredo are permanently locked. No Lock Outs, Hub Locks or anything of that nature.

The transfer case is always engaged, the front driveshaft always is spinning. If no noises are produced when you are in 2WD, it's unlikely to be a transfer case problem. Good news on that one.

4WD is engaged at the front axle via a vacuum actuated fork. It resides in the axle housing itself. A rectangular boxlike appendage on the passenger side.The fork slides a sleeve like mechanism back and forth on the axle which engages the front axle to the pumkin, which in turn locks the whole drive train.

Sometimes the sleeve can not fully engage. This produces a rapid pop/click like noise when the vehicle is in motion.

The first (and least expensive) thing to do is make sure the front axle has enough lubricant. If the vehicle has been through water over 18" inches deep, water may have gotten in through a vent. You may want to consider draining and and refilling with fresh oil. It certainly couldn't hurt.

The second involves checking the vacuum lines, axle servo and actuator in the axle. Probably best done by a mechanic.

Check the lube levels in the axle first. Most of the time, this is the cause and the fix.

Best regards

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    Justin Case Feb 05, 2009

    Any difference?


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Sory to tell you but it sounds like the transfer case needs to be repaired or replaced. When they start making that noise they only get worse.

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    Charlie Jan 30, 2009

    The lock outs should be on the outer most part of the axel. It is what the wheel bolts to. If you have lock outs their will be a knob to turn inside the end of the hub on both sides.



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