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Old 04-20-2013, 01:09 PM
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i was checking out a 2000 xj the other day and when i tried out 4 low it would slip at first the other settings worked fine. does anyone know if this is some easy fix or should i just pass on the jeep all together?
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i was checking out a 2000 xj the other day and when i tried out 4 low it would slip at first the other settings worked fine. does anyone know if this is some easy fix or should i just pass on the jeep all together?
Two things. When using 4lo your should be in 1st gear, were you. You shouldn't go more than 10 mph. You shouldn't be on dry pavement.
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i was on dirt but i had it in drive not first
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what do you mean by "slips"?
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i was on dirt but i had it in drive not first
Try it in first gear and stay below 10 mph
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Two things. When using 4lo your should be in 1st gear, were you. You shouldn't go more than 10 mph. You shouldn't be on dry pavement.
You can go faster than 10mph. Heck you can probably do 30+, but I'd say a reasonable limit of 25. Also you don't need to be in 1st.
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Low range tops out around 65mph...
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You can go faster than 10mph. Heck you can probably do 30+, but I'd say a reasonable limit of 25. Also you don't need to be in 1st.
I never heard of that before. Yeah I've never kept mine under 10mph I normally run around 20-30mph and never kept it in first. I have never had a problem.
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I'm pretty sure he was looking at an automatic.
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what do you mean by "slips"?
x2 that could mean a million things. Does it fall out of gear or what? It normally takes a second or two for it to totally engage.

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Low range tops out around 65mph...
Might want to not do that lol. That planetary gear is spinning extremely fast at those speeds. Good way to kill your transfer case
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Also your supposed to engage 4lo in neutral not in gear
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Also your supposed to engage 4lo in neutral not in gear
Nope. Rolling max of 3 MPH. It physically can't engage unless it has a slight amount of movement.
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Nope. Rolling max of 3 MPH. It physically can't engage unless it has a slight amount of movement.
I was always told neutral...I tried doing it while in drive it didn't like it
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Might want to not do that lol. That planetary gear is spinning extremely fast at those speeds. Good way to kill your transfer case
I only did it once cause I was curious
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I was always told neutral...I tried doing it while in drive it didn't like it
Ditto, then I rock it back and forth a little bit
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Maybe neutral but at a crawl... could be an automatic thing lol
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