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1997 tj jeep 4 w.d. lever will not stay engaged. Will shift but will come out of 4 w.d.

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TJ
with 4wd , the 4wd drive lever not the main trans.
this is part time 4wd, and is not for dry pavement
dry means , devoid of ice, and snow.
that is why its called Part time and not full time 4wd.
so what are the tires touching, we cant see you ?
dirt (all offroad, 4wd works)
pavement (no)
ice (yes)
snow (yes)

one tire must be on a slippery surface or bad happens to
YOU and the drive line. and others, you hit.

i guess you deleted your other post
then added it again. or did it anon.,?
I answsered this yesterday, on TJ.
command trac , jeeps.
we have the manual if you would like to read it.

But for sure, truth can be stranger that fiction.
seems.? like
seem everyone wants to hear lies. ( the lie is short sweet)
like:
change the oil. (gear lube)

Posted on Dec 31, 2016

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    _-__-___-_ Dec 31, 2016

    alternate answer
    read that sticker on the rear of your transfer box.
    then, go to wiki page on jeeps 4wd
    look up your box. and read how it works
    and what IT CAN"t do.
    lacking an operators manual what else?
    seen here in link 1.
    http://jeepdied.com/4WD.html

    jeeps are from 1941 to now.
    vast systems exist.
    on TJ , just one I think.
    the TJ the front prop shaft is live all the time, ending front axlelocks of any kind.
    (it's always locked now :front axle)
    that means all the goodies are in that box.
    only. (transfer case)
    part time 4wd is what it is....

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