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I HAVE A 98 GRAND CHEROKEE STUCK IN ALL WHEEL DRIVE AND THE SHIFTER MOVES FREELY

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You may have broken a retainer clip on the linkage. Raise the vehicle and look where the shifter comes through the floor while a helper moves the shifter. Verify the linkage arm moves with the shifter. If not, then look closely at the linkage arm and bottom of the shifter shaft to see if either broke or if the clip is missing.
Good luck!

Posted on Nov 05, 2010

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SOURCE: 98 Grand Cherokee shifter wont stay in place (moves freely)

there should be a c-clip on handle remove clip pull handle top off you'll find plastic rod is jammed

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SOURCE: 98 Grand Cherokee shifter wont stay in place (moves freely)

Give the shifter a good hard hit on the top. Sometimes it pops out of place.

Posted on Dec 04, 2008

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