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I just purchased a 2008 Limited 4 X 4. On the three test drives everything was normal. First day of ownership I drove about 150 miles, everything was normal. Then the car sat for 6 days. When I backed out of the garage and drove down the driveway, it felt like a manual shift 4-wheel drive that is in 4-wheel drive on dry pavement. I entered a paved road and the feeling stayed the same plus it was pulling to the right as if it had a low tire. All tires were normal. I drove it a block or so and it felt the same so I parked it. Later that night my son-in-law came and drove it and everything was normal. Any explanation? Did setting for 6 days cause it? There was no dash indicator showing it was in 4-wheel drive. Anyone else ever experience this? Any answers will be greatly appreciated.
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Was there any kind of noise associated with this behavior ?

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Dragging brake on the side it's pulling to?
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Your Jeep is always in 4wd, but should drive on dry pavement fine. We need more info.

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No, there was no noise associated with this. I realize that it is full time 4-wheel drive but the way I understand it the only time power is put to a wheel is is there is slipping detected. I thought that the front wheels were in effect "free-wheeling" until traction was lost. If not I would appreciate a better explanation. And thanks for the relies.
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No, there was no noise associated with this. I realize that it is full time 4-wheel drive but the way I understand it the only time power is put to a wheel is is there is slipping detected. I thought that the front wheels were in effect "free-wheeling" until traction was lost. If not I would appreciate a better explanation. And thanks for the relies.
Which 4wd system do you have ?

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I thought that the front wheels were in effect "free-wheeling" until traction was lost. If not I would appreciate a better explanation. And thanks for the relies.
QDII is full-time 4WD. There is always power to all 4 wheels. 48% of the engine torque goes to the front wheels. Go here to see how it works---> http://www.jeep.ca/en/key_features.php?np=4x4Basics&cat=How%204x4%20Syst ems%20Work Scroll down the page and click on Quadra-Drive II to watch a video explaining how it works.

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I have an Overland with QDII

Mine has sat for several days in the past...never any drivetrain issues. I have had some electrical anomolies after a long sit, but they all have cleared...for me.

Any chance you may have accidently hit the shift lever while it was in "D"...maybe knocked it twice left to not allow it higher than 4th...or even 3rd gear?

For future reference, you may sometimes see the QDII work when driving over RR tracks. You'll see the traction light flash..and if you're 'on the gas', you'll feel the engine speed reduce for a second....all normal behavior for the QDII.

Try to really put the hammer down when it's raining or icey...you'll see and feel it. Pretty cool.

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