What damage can happen to a 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo if you switch from 4 hi to 4 lo wheel drive while the engine is in drive?
I bet it made a nice grinding sound didnt it? Yes, it can if you are going too fast. If it actually goes into low gear it will seriously spike the rpms and potential valve and lifter damage. This is what a rev limiter helps avoid though. If the engine sounded like it started sputtering when this happened then it is a good thing. It is one of those situations that you just have to let it go to see if it breaks. Good luck.
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Finally! Other Jeeps with the same problem. I have identical year/make and constantly have the message display telling me to 'service 4 wheel drive switch' beep beep. The warn…ing message varies with frequency, displays once or twice a month, sometimes all day for a week. The only place I found the word 'switch' was in a Jeep repair manual. the switch was located in the Transfer case & the manual said don't touch,see a professional. I've been driving like this for months. I see the message above, their jeep switch was replaced but the computer warning still flashes. Any luck out there? According to the mechanic who works on my 94 Jeep it's one of three things. 1) Corrosion on the connector to the switch (which is located on top of the transfer case). 2) A bad switch. Part cost about $22.00 or 3) A bad console display. he says they have had a fair number of console display units fail. That one runs about $240. My Jeep display it only once in a while. I have checked the connections and they are fine so the switch replacement is next. If that doesn't fix it I will opt to ignore the error. try disconnecting the battery for 10 minutes. bad news .. you have to reset your clock and radio presets .. good news this may reset the info ctr computer and get rid of the message providing that the switch fixed the problem . It was explained to me that sometimes the computer gets a hiccup (I think it must be a windows platform lol) and a good old fashioned resetting is all it takes I have a '93 Grand Cherokee. When this same message started to display on and off, I ran to the dealer. After a year and two new switches, the message goes non-stop. I gave up and removed the chime disk in the under-dash box. The message still displays, but I don't have to hear it. I have a 95 GC that has ran the same message for the last 4 years. We have taken it to 3 mechanics and the said take it to the dealership, as they had never head of a 4WD switch. The dealereship didnt have a clue. It turns at the 99% of the time the problem is a bad Vehicle information center. It now constantaly runs a warning that the tail lights are out (even though they are orperating normally), and constantly resets itself back to January 1st at midnight. Not only that, the VIC is interfering with the alarm system, shutting down the starter, and of course causing starting problems. Here us a simple solution. Remove the VIC and throw it in the nearest body of deep water. i just unhooked the connector at the transfer case. cheap and effective. idiot lights are for idiots. Unplug the 4wd Switch Sensor on top of the trasfer case. Tape it up to something secure. Ha i just had the same thing happen to me tonight on my 94 grand Cherokee Laredo. i was like so i put it in N, then the transfercase in N then in 4L then put the trans in 1st, moved forward a couple feet then back into N and back into 4AllTime and it hasent come back on, mind you my jeep has over 175k so i guess that's expected. if you unplug the chime disk then the power doors locks wont lock, anyone else have an idea how to get the chime go away
The 4 wheel drive switch is located on top of the transfer case
depends what year it is. i know that the 94 models you just loosens the bolts in back of the power steering pump and the belts should loosen.
I believe you have a 2 high, 4 high and 4 low. There is no 2 low.
if you have to ask this then I would have to guess that your Cherokee is NOT a 4wd model...otherwise the 4wd SHIFTER right beside the regular shifter would be a very obvious c…lueon how to do this. If what you mean is exactly how and "when can you" then you can engage 4hi at any time moving or stopped but to engage 4low you need to be stopped completely and in neutral. same answers for going back to 2wd.
That depends on exactly what Jeep you have. Most 96's were the Quadra-trac system, in which case you are in 4 wheel drive all the time! To put it in low range (For only the na…stiest conditions- dont use this for normal driving on the street) you need to stop the vehicle, put it in nuetral, and pull the transfer case lever (next to the shifter) firmly and quickly to the "4LO" position. If you have a "select trac", i believe you just pull the lever to 4 wheel drive, and away you go!
The Grand Cherokee is constant 4wd. The switch on the console (if equipped) puts it into low range 4wd.
there is no all time four wheel drive in that year there is part time if that's what you mean i wouldn't put my jeep in 4 wheel and run it on dry roads.
Pull the lever that is just left of the shifter. If your vehicle is not going into 4WD then you should make sure all tires have the same tread depth and that your transfercase… has fluid in it.
When you think there is a possibility you might get stuck if you don't
Are 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited vehicles constantly in 4 HI or 4 Low or can you place them in N on the 4 wheel drive selecter and drive?
It will not move in neutral. You have to be in 4hi or 4lo.
Your Grand Cherokee may be the "Quadradrive" model, which means it is full time AWD or 4WD. This means all 4 wheels are engaged all the time, no changing between 2WD, 4 Hi… and 4 Low. Just something to check, if there is no pushbutton 4WD or hand lever (2WD, N, HI, LOW) to change drivetrain. Hope it helps!
You pull the lever into the 4wd position.
Part time is only for use on slippery road surfaces. It causes binding in the axles and transfer case if used on dry pavement. Part time is only for use on slippery road surf…aces. It causes binding in the axles and transfer case if used on dry pavement.
\n. Both are options depending on the year and what transfer case it has.
\n. Look underneath for a drive shaft that goes from the transfer case to the front axle. If it has one, it is four wheel drive.