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Switching back 4WD to 2WD - 1998 Jeep Cherokee 4L Limited Petrol

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I bought my first 4WD about 3 weeks ago - a 1998 Jeep Cherokee 4 L Limited (Petrol). Since then, I've had absolutely no problems with it - until today, when I stupidly decided it would be a good idea to run it on 4WD for a few miles, to keep the 4WD mechanisms from seizing up.

It works fine in 4WD... in all 3 types, the problem is I can't get it back into 2 WD.

1) I put the car in Neutral (while Stationary)
2) I switch the 2WD - 4WD stick to 2WD.
3) the 4WD lights on the dashboard go out.

4) When I then move into Drive, and start moving I can feel 4WD is still at least partially engaged - e.g. going around corners, and a 'heavier' feel to driving, plus extra noise.

I've tried working 2WD to 4WD stick backwards and forwards, but it won't go back into 2WD like it was.

Any advice pls ?

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  • AndyBrown000 Jun 30, 2009

    Cheers ! It's back behaving like normal now.

    I feel loads better for knowing I can use 4WD, but get it back without this issue in future.

    I think I'll make a point of running a couple of miles a month in 4WD .. just to keep it 'supple'.

    Andy.

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With any 4WD like this, always move a few feet in the opposite direction when disengaging. If you were moving fwd in 4wd, switch to 2wd, back up a few feet, then go fwd.

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