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4wd to 2wd

I have disconnected the axle from the transfer case. I have disconnected the 2 axles coming from the front differential. I need to know how to disconnect both axles from front hubs and still be able to drive the vehicle as a 2wd vehicle

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  • bburke002 Jun 13, 2008

    Part Time, the 4wd has not worked in over a year. I put it a transmission shop and they told me that it would cost 5000.00 to repair, which is more than the vehicle is worth. So here we are trying to get rid of the 4wd.

  • Boothy-Aus May 11, 2010

    Ok one quick question mate, is your bus Part time 4wd or full time 4wd? - Neil

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Ok i'm no expert but if you're trying to get the front axles out you will need to take the hubs apart and it should all disconnect somewhere around the cv's. If you take your time and think about what you're doing it won't be that hard a job.

Alternativly the simple solution is to leave the front end complete and only remove the front propshaft. By doing this and just leaving the hubs disengaged none of the front end will turn and you will have 2wd. This option also means that if you come accross a cheap transfer case later on down the track you won't have to worry about putting the front end back together.

Hope thats some help to you. - Neil

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try posting what 4wd system you have,? first.
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read the operators guide first, if a part time system only
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should shift to 2WD and not allow shifting into 4WD or LO range. Axle
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2) To determine if front axle has completed a shift out of
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if unsure read the FSM book its free.
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in the box, click Cherokee,,then click 1993, and behold.
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http://www.morris4x4center.com/knowledge-base/index.htm?utm_source=cj#service

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