Properly Engaging 4 Wheel H/L?
I'm takin' off work tomorrow to do some off-roading at my step bro's Grandpa's farm. From what it sounds like, we'll be going up and down a trail, maybe some other stuff. Can anyone offer some advice on the usage of 4 H/L? Should I follow Jeep.com's directions for engaging 4 H/L?
According to Jeep.com you can be going up to 55 MPH, while shifting into 4 High. Only use it on slippery or loose surfaces.
For 4 Lo, Jeep suggests that you slow down to 2-3 MPH, put it in neutral, engage 4 Lo, then return the transmission to desired gear. Use for severe off-roading.
Is this info specifically for the TJ's only, or does it apply for the YJ as well? If so, that would answer my question, do YJ's have 'Command Trac'.
Is there a common mistake that most people make when engaging 4 wheel drive? Anything that could potentially break the axles, transfer case, or transmission? If I turn off the Jeep, leave it in 4 High or Lo, then start it back up again, can I just drive away or do I need to put it back into 2 Hi?
Thanks for answering my idiotic questions! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]