Question about 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

My digital screen reads:service 4wd switch - 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Posted by on

  • bvazz93 May 25, 2011

    Thank you so much!

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Jeep Master
  • 3,018 Answers

  • The 4 wheel drive switch tells the VEC- Vehicle Information Center - weather you are in 4 high or 4 low.
  • It's on top of the transfer case between drivers side from and rear doors.
  • The VEC has been know to cause this problem to so if the switch does not fix it then the VEC might have a loose wire or be malfunctioning. The VEC plagued the Grand Cherokees for a few years.
  • This is a dealer part.
  • Also check the transfer case fluid level while there. Pull the top plug and fill it until the fluid just barely seeps out.

Regards, Tony

Posted on May 25, 2011

  • 1 more comment 
  • bvazz93 May 25, 2011

    ok great but...transfer case?

  • Iron
    Iron May 25, 2011

    The transfer case is the middle gear box under the truck. When you put the truck into 4 wheel drive high or 4 wheel drive low the transfer case [transfers] power from the rear and shifts it to the front as well. It basically engages the front wheels when 4 wheel drive is engaged. That switch is malfunctioning and telling the VEC you are in 4 wheel drive when you are not.

    Tony

  • Iron
    Iron May 25, 2011


    • Your very welcome.

    Regards,

    Tony

×

Ad

3 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
shadtremonky
  • 353 Answers

SOURCE: How Do I Service 4WD Switch

you must engage the transfer case once a month to keep it lubed or it will damage it

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

ZJLimited
  • 17970 Answers

SOURCE: service 4WD switch

Need replace it; the switch is on the Transfer Case.

In order to get the correct switch you need to determine what type of transfer case you have. You can do this by crawling under the vehicle near the middle and look for a small round metal tag mounted on the back side of the transfer case. Once you have that number (new process type 231, 242, 249...). If your local jeep dealer is of a friendly sort you may even be able to avoid all the crawling around and just tell the parts manager your VIN# and he will be able to tell you what type transfer case you have - provided that it is the factory installed original.

Hope helps.

Posted on Jun 01, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

2004 Tahoe stuck in auto 4wd and service 4wd light is on


switch on dash can cause this but the transfer case control module is the culprit most times.try disconnecting battery this will should reset the TCM.see what happens.worst case senereo is bad transfer case

Dec 10, 2013 | 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe

1 Answer

Will not go in to 4wd mode at all and service 4wd light is on


Problem is in electrical control.
1. check computer codes.(turn ignition 1 click ON/OFF) do this 3 times quickly leaveing ON. Then read codes by odometer.
2.Check 12v power to 4wd switch at dashboard and tranfer case.If there is power to transfer case the control is bad. Check gear oil there may be a sensor stopping it.

Dec 23, 2012 | 2000 Chevrolet Blazer

1 Answer

Volt gauge reading low but still charging 14.2 volts


the low charge # @ gauge could be caused by bad ground or high resistence in the wireing harness. Don't think it has anything to do with your 4x shifting prob I would check 4x switch and electric motor on transfere case.

Dec 21, 2012 | 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500

1 Answer

Service 4wd fault code on instrument cluster on. what does this mean


That means the 4wd switch on your dash is faulty and needs to be replaced.

Oct 31, 2012 | GMC Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Suburban transfer case actuator replaced still reads service 4wd. Do the codes need to be cleared?


Sounds like a bad 4wd switch.if it has the push button switch on the dash.

Apr 23, 2012 | 2001 Chevrolet Suburban

1 Answer

My "service 4wd" came on and my push button 2wd,4wd, auto 4wd lights are off...is this expensive to fix?


You definitely need to have it serviced & checked out...The service 4WD indicator read across my screen, but I did not have serviced...Eventually, I heard a grinding noise & because I didn't have it serviced when I took it in, it was found that the transfer case had no tranfer case fluid at all...This damaged the transfer case which had to be replaced (used transfer case-$400.00)....The transfer case is part of your transmission...The shape mine was in could have broke my transmission...Have it taken care off before it gets too bad...You must use only GMC Transfer Case Fluid

Oct 21, 2010 | 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe

1 Answer

Getting a 4 DD Switch Reading on my 1998 Jeep Cherokee. What is it trying to tell me.


Do you mean "4WD" not "4 DD"?
If so, then SEE info on "Service 4WD Switch" error posted here:
http://www.automotivehelper.com/topic119880.htm

Good Luck!

Feb 04, 2010 | 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2 Answers

Service 4WD light illuminates on the dashboard message box


this is most commonly a electrical problem, does the speedometer read out correctly? if not it may be depending on if this is a Autotrak model, one f the two speeed sensors, or the acuator on the front diff, put the truck in 4wd, check the front dirveline to make sure it is engaing, if not your problem is in the t-case, if it does then move to the tires, if they are not engaged you have a problem with the actuator.

in most cases i have found the actuall 2wd 4wd switch to be the problem if you find that the switch is acting slow or you need to select the gear a few times before it shifts, then replace it these are very faulty

Sep 27, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Not finding what you are looking for?
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Logo

241 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Jeep Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76132 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Kevin Daniels

Level 3 Expert

1455 Answers

Are you a Jeep Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...