how can i teal if front wheel drive is working

Asked by Dec 23, 2013 at 06:59 PM about the 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4 wheel drive lite dose not come on

3 Answers

30

if all else fails I suppose u could put it up on a hoist or before u start checking computers or bulb problems do a wheel spin on gravel to see if the front wheels are driving.

2,775

I would say that or have a shop lift it for you for free as part of a free vehicle inspection. Most will be happy to do it hoping youll come back for the work they recommend. And with the transmission in neutral or drive whichever works better, and spin the back wheels one by and see if any of the fronts spin too. You can usually feel when 4WD is engaged because when making a slow, tight turn, the wheel will feel harder to turn and the tires will want to squirm and chirp more.

45

There are 2 settings for 4wd high, part time will lock the transfer case and full time will allow the transfer case to"slip". If I was going to check I would just go out on a slippery surface (like a dirt road or if there's any ice or snow around) pop in into part time 4wd and pin it then compare it to doing the same thing in 2wd. If it's on gravel or fresh snow you should be able to see the pattern of 2 vs 4 wheel drive.

Your Answer

Grand Cherokee

Looking for a Used Grand Cherokee in your area?

CarGurus has 67,197 nationwide Grand Cherokee listings starting at $950.

ZIP:

Jeep Grand Cherokee Experts

  • #1
    inuevafreak
    Reputation
    2,150
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,010
  • #3
    thejeepdoctor
    Reputation
    2,000
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Cherokee
464 Great Deals out of 58,528 listings starting at $3,500
Used Ford Explorer
1,133 Great Deals out of 64,251 listings starting at $1,499
Used Toyota 4Runner
310 Great Deals out of 26,988 listings starting at $1,900
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
857 Great Deals out of 39,740 listings starting at $1,990
Used Jeep Wrangler
483 Great Deals out of 19,879 listings starting at $1,199
Used Ford F-150
3,237 Great Deals out of 224,155 listings starting at $1,300
Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,252 Great Deals out of 62,825 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro
506 Great Deals out of 30,982 listings starting at $995

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 32,818 listings starting at $24,192
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee For Sale
163 Great Deals out of 7,450 listings starting at $21,400
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee For Sale
91 Great Deals out of 1,970 listings starting at $18,499
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee For Sale
260 Great Deals out of 7,362 listings starting at $12,997
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee For Sale
220 Great Deals out of 4,908 listings starting at $12,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.