I can not get my jeep out of four wheel drive. I was in 2h then shifted to 4h. tried to get it back to 2h but it won't shift back...four wheel drive light won't go off and can't get it out of 4 wheel

Asked by Mar 15, 2017 at 02:28 AM about the 1998 Jeep Wrangler SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers


I'm not sure but try this: With your steering straight ahead, back up and then go forward slowly while pulling gently on the 4x4 selector. Also, bump it in and out of gear at times while rolling. Your drive train is under tension and the gears can't release. This is normal but gets worse if tires don't match in size or wear. Hard, dry surfaces make it worse too. Hope this helps.

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either check yourself, or have a mechanic check the shifter cable..

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