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Jeep Cherokee 4WD low ratio not engaging after lever is set in position other part time and full time ratios working does it have this ratio why is it on the gear stick?

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Yes, it has 4 low. you might need to get the linkage adjusted. if that doesn't work, then there are pads on the shift forks insde the transfer case that might need replacement.

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Well listen. On these Jeeps you actually need to know how to use a car... In order to engage 4 low you must be moving at a slow speed. Put your engine in neutral, then drop your car into 4 low, and put the car in gear. If you try to initiate 4 low at a stop your not gonna move when you push the pedal, and your going to get an awesome sound of grinding your safety pin ( like grinding gears in a standard) from ur transfer case.

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4 wheel drive wont lock in on my 99 jeep cherokee.is there vacuum


are you on pavement, or offroad.?
99 Cherokee what transfer case?
if Part time system. then,.
are your tires on ice or dirt?
if not its cockpit error.
read the operators guide, on this.
if on ICE,say so, we can not know what transfer case you have
nor what tires are sitting on.
do tell, and we can tell you what good or bad.

here is the build list for these years XJ
what do you have. ?
The full time box, must not be in 4Lo , on pavement
unless it too is on ice .

All the transfer cases used on the Cherokee were chain driven with aluminium housings. Command-Trac was standard on XJ models built with 4WD.
  • 1984-1987: New Process NP207 Command-Trac, part-time only, 2.61:1 ratio with low range
  • 1984-1986: New Process NP228/229 Selec-Trac, full- or part-time, 2.61:1 ratio with low range
NP228/229 has a vacuum switch for 2WD-4WD selection on the fly and a separate manual lever for low range
  • 1987-2001: New Process NP231 Command-Trac, part-time only, 2.72:1 ratio with low range
NP231 has the following settings: 2HI, 4HI, N, 4LO
  • 1987-2001: New Process NP242 Selec-Trac, full-time or part-time, 2.72:1 ratio with low range
NP242 has the following settings: 2HI, 4 full-time, 4 part-time, N, 4LO

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never post questions on 4wd unless you know what is there.
the transfer case, also has tag , telling what it is.

Jan 07, 2017 | Jeep Cars & Trucks

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I have a 93 jeep Cherokee, it will move in 4wh and in 4wl but will not go back into 2wd?


Hello guy
try posting what 4wd system you have,? first.
command trac or select track, (the latter is full time)
part time or the full time system,
we cant guess it....
read the operators guide first, if a part time system only
as i suspect, stop driving on dry pavement.
it's only for ice, or dirt. part time. part time is not a full time system.
Command-Trac
shifting to 4wd on dry (means no ice) pavement causes, drive line wind up! and the gears to lockup. (see steering get tight in turns?> and is dangerous to drive it like this , you, me and the box)
posted here 100s of times.

http://www.rubicon-trail.com/4WD101/driveline-bind.html


the non grand Cherokee. early

had these choices
  • 1987-2001: New Process NP231 Command-Trac, part-time only, 2.72:1 ratio with low range
NP231 has the following settings: 2HI, 4HI, N, 4LO
  • 1987-2001: New Process NP242 Selec-Trac, full-time or part-time, 2.72:1 ratio with low range
NP242 has the following settings: 2HI, 4 full-time, 4 part-time, N, 4LO


as you can see you need to first know, what NP box you have or
photo your shift lever for 4wd, an post it and we tell you.

more facts, on select trac. (totally unlike command trac)
Selec-Trac locking hub is used on 4WD Cherokee. Selec-Trac
utilizes a non-disconnect front axle. Engagement of 2WD or 4WD is
accomplished at transfer case by means of mechanical shift linkage.
System allows full or part time 4WD. Selec-Trac can be shifted into
2WD or 4WD modes from inside the vehicle at any speed.
unquote
next from the service manual,
4WD TO 2WD
1) Place mode select switch in 2WD position. Transfer case
should shift to 2WD and not allow shifting into 4WD or LO range. Axle
should shift after transfer case shifts.
2) To determine if front axle has completed a shift out of
4WD into 2WD, position mode select switch back to 4WD position while
operating vehicle at slow speed. If vehicle shifts into 2WD, axle will
ratchet. If shift is not completed, transfer case will shift into 4WD
and hissing sound will come from mode select switch.
end quote.

if unsure read the FSM book its free.
shows you both systems and how to diagnose it.

in the box, click Cherokee,,then click 1993, and behold.
the real deal.

http://www.morris4x4center.com/knowledge-base/index.htm?utm_source=cj#service

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How do i lock in my 4wd on my 1989 jeep cherokee?


They shouldn't have any amnual hubs in the fornt axle. You simply have to shift into "4HI" position and its locked in. Some have a part time 4WD position but its not locked in 4WD all the time. Older models you had to turn a lever on both front wheels to lock. Some models its a switch on the dash to engage not a lever in the floor.

Jan 30, 2011 | 1998 Jeep Cherokee

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I have 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee V8 limited. There are different 4WD modes available. I was wondering which 4WD mode is the most fuel efficient and how do you engage the different 4WD modes?


4 wd part time is the most fuel efficient becuase it only engages when the tires start to spin. to engage the different 4wd modes pull up on the lever next to the shifter and you'll feel it engage into to its respected modes. recommended you engage the 4wd while moving slowly except for 4wd low full time which you need to put the shifter into neutral before you can engage it. remember 4 wd low full time is needed when none of the other modes work.

Jan 16, 2011 | 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Having activation problems. How exactly do you activate the 4 wheel drive on a 99 Jeep Cherokee?


Just pull the control lever one notch rearward. first position is 2wd, next is "part time 4wd". after that is neutral (only used when your vehicle is being towed) and last is 4 low, only used when pulling heavy loads at low speeds on slippery surfaces. Best to engage 4wd while rolling at under 30mph. If dash light remains on after shifting back to 2wd, usually backing up about twenty feet or so will disengage it.
If doing what I said does not get you into 4wd, then you need to have someone qualified look at it to make sure the transfer case, front differential and both front axles are in good condition.

Dec 16, 2010 | 1999 Jeep Cherokee 4WD

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Hi I have a 96 jeep cherokee country with a transfer case problem. my transfer case has 2wd, 4wd full time,4wd part time, and 4wd low. the tag on the transfer case says 242 does this seem right or has...


the 242 is the correct transfer case for your car.Its the selec-trac transfer box.The other type is the command-trac.Both types were used in Cherokees.Hope this helps

Jan 03, 2010 | 1996 Jeep Cherokee Country

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Slips out of gear when in 4WD


Check the oil level in the shift on the fly (sotf) part of the axle thats the left of the front one - it holds about 1 pint of gear oil and gets missed at service time .

Sep 29, 2009 | 1997 Isuzu Oasis

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4x4 transimission clunks when engaged?


When engaging the 4WD system, you are pulling the lever on the Transfer Case right? Not the transmission, it's a different gearbox.
There were several versions of transfer cases that used both full and part-time 4 wheel drive.
From your description this sounds like a part-time transfer case.
Going with that, it is somewhat normal to hear and feel a mild clunk when engaging 4WD high range, especially if you are at a complete stand-still or under full throttle.
Try engaging 4WD High while slowly rolling at idle - no throttle. It should pull in fairly smoothly.
Once 4WD is engaged it will literally LOCK the front and rear axles together. So do not do it on hard dry pavement.
These older style 4WD systems need a little "give" especially when turning. The engineers assume you are not engaging 4WD unless you are in a somewhat slippery scenario.
Many CV joints, axles, U-Joints, differentials, and transfer cases are damaged and broken by folks who don't understand this.
Reading the owners manual should provide a clearer description of what you've got.
Bear in mind that when you come out of 4WD it may not completely release, again due to hard pavement binding up the axles. You can try this: backing up 10-25 feet in a straight line, or getting one set of wheels on the shoulder or in some gravel. That should allow it to release the transfer case and go back to everyday 2WD high.
I hope this helps.
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Transfer case


Everything on that transfer case is electronically monitored,actuated and controlled.There is a General Motors TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) about a particular switch on the transfer case that over time,accidentally engages the front differential at highway speeds and shreds the front diff.You might want to call your local GM dealer with the vehicle VIN number and have them confirm or deny any TSB's that might apply to your vehicle.Besides that,verify with all 4 wheels off the ground if the front diff is engaging when in 4 wheel low range.Scan the vehicle for diagnostic trouble codes,as the transfer case is controlled by a computer.If the 4WD is malfunctioning,any codes will lead you into the problem area.Many times,the transfer case controller is involved with the Body Control Module (BCM),and pulling codes from the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) will not put you in touch with the transfer case controller.On some Fords,the BCM controls the transfer case and also monitors things like the door open/closed sensors.If there is a malfunctioning door sensor,the BCM will inhibit 4WD operation electronically,so look in all areas.Good luck

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