Question about 1997 Jeep Cherokee
Hi, I just bought a 1997 Cherokee Sport, i6 engine, automatic, with command-trac 4wd. Everything seems to be running brilliantly, except the low range gearing. I don't have the manual for the vehicle, so I tried to shift into 4 lo by idling the transmission in neutral, then putting the transfer case lever from 2wd down to 4lo. It shift in, but as soon as I shift the transmission into drive, the transfer case lever pops into neutral. I am leary to try it while moving unless I know its not going to wreck something. 2 Hi and 4 Hi seem to work perfectly fine. Am I simply trying to change into gear wrong, or is there a problem with the transfer case. If so, what might it be? Thanks, any help would be appreciated. -Matt
Either your linkage is not properly adjusted or the shift fork is a bit worn inside the transfer case. I have a bit of wear on my own and shift into low range while rolling with no load, between 5&20mph and it works fine except that I need to anticipate needing it before hand. One important rule...If it grinds, don't force it into gear. That will cause damage.
Also, if you just got it, change the oil in there...you have no idea when it was last serviced.
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