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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-28-2007, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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Question Use it or loose it?

I remember way back someone telling me if you have a 4 wheel drive vehicle, but you never engage it, you could loose the ability.

Is that true of older Jeeps or all Jeeps? Or all 4x4's for that matter.

My sister-in-law has a Grand Cherokee that is 4x4 but she only uses it if there is snow on the ground. I'm not sure what year hers is.
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As long as you service the 4WD system regularly according to the manufacturers suggestion, I doubt you will lose it.
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is it going to magically disappear?

i think that old saying has more to do with your manhood.
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i'd bet her GC is full-time 4 wheel drive so there should not be any worries.
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I believe she has QT2. There is the little T shaped lever on the center console.
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How about 4WD Low, I remember my 93 GC saqid to put in LO raqnge once a month, but the XK didn'tlike it went I was on firm ground.
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You need to kick it into low if you have a FT 4wd or 4wd if you have lockouts periodically to assure continuous free flow and lubrication of all 4wd parts.

Your handbook reccomends against driving in 4L on hard surfaces for any extended period time as it places undue wear on joints and gearing.
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Yeah, there's no way that can be true...
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You can drive in 4L on any flat surface provided you do not turn the wheels. I drive mine once in a while to just rotate the 4L gears for 0.1 mile straight line no turns!
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Well, even a dirt road would be sufficient IMHO to allow use of 4WD LOW. Just remember your speed should be VERY SLOW. john
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