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1999 GMC Jimmy won't shift from 4wd to 2wd, hear loud clicks when shift from 4w high to 4w low and visa versa, nothing when try to shift into 2wd, also, want to check tranfer case oil but do not know what kind to replace it with if low all manual says is gm part # 12378396

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The transfer case uses the same ATF as the trans.

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Can driving a 1999 gmc jimmy with 4wd in 4low range over 55 mph on the highway damage the engine


Yes i can, your engine may slip a bearing causing you to loose your engine. The other thing also is that the oil can not cool down your transfer case fast enough causing the bearing inside the transfer case to fail.
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