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Vibration when driving around 40 to 50 after using 4 wheel drive.

We had a snow and used four wheel drive high in certain areas. When we put the Jeep back into regular drive then we are now getting a vibration at 40 to 50 miles an hour. If we let up on the gas or give it a little more gas then it stops. Does anybody know why it is doing this. The Jeep is a 2003 and has never given us any problem.

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You may want to take you vehicle into a garage and have all the linkages to the power transfer cases and trannys lubed and adjusted.

They driveline may just be not fully disengaging until you put a little extra load to it.

Also, check your owners manual for proper steps on entering and exiting four wheel drive high. There might be extra steps to prevent this from occuring. Hey...it's a Jeep!

Good luck and be careful.

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