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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-18-2002, 11:33 AM
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88 YJ - 4wd

Just got an 88 YJ Wrangler, it's my first Jeep. It's a 4.2 inline 6. It has 4wd, just wondering how you engage the 4wd, is it like other 4wd? Just put it in 4wd and the put the Jeep and reverse and back up and it's engaged? Thanks
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Just put it in 4wd and go. I've never had to back up or anything to get it to work.
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Re: 88 YJ - 4wd

The backing up is just to disengage automatic locking hubs. The YJ does not have automatic locking hubs therefore, just put it in 4wd when wanted and put it in 2wd when done - no backing required.
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Hello, just don t do it while driving... [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Re: 88 YJ - 4wd

You can actually switch into 4wd while driving. I wouldn't do it anywhere over 15 mph though.
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I have an 87 YJ. Good to see other 4.2 owners jumping in. Have fun with that crawler.

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tucson?

let me know if you want to go wheelin- chivo falls is close. i wheel with a lot of guys in the az virtual jeep club.

be at a COMPLETE stop to engage in 4WD low and you can shift on the fly into 4WH.
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hello...

When you write "you can shift on the fly into 4WH", you mean at any speed, i though it wasn't possible...
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the owners manuel says:

"4H position
this position is designed for temporary use of 4-wheel drive for traction in rain, snow, mud, sand or when driving off-road. do not use 4H on dry, paved roads. to engage, shift the t-case from 2H to 4H while the vehicle is moving at any legal speed"

i rarely use 4H- but have a few times in the snow- helped a lot. i shifted into 4H at various speeds.

BUT, NOT 4LOW!

manual says slow the vehicle to 2-3 mph but i say come to a dead stop.
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The 231 has a syncronizer to make it possible to shift-on-the-fly.
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