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1998 Jeep - Oh god. What have I done?

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Jul 25, 2014, 6:09 AM

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Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
5.2L V8
250,000 miles

Beside the gearshift there is a lever to switch the vehicle between 4 high and 4 low. This lever was pulled down to 4 low while the car was in motion at about 15mph. After a lot of loud grinding noises, the vehicle will no longer shift into gear (starts up fine and lets me move the gearshift, but no power to the wheels in any gear)

What part(s) are most likely damaged? Am I going to have to replace the transmission? Thanks in advance for your time.

(This post was edited by dipity on Jul 25, 2014, 6:10 AM)

Tom Greenleaf
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Jul 25, 2014, 6:49 AM

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Not the trans specialist but lever on floor should go directly to transfer case and it had a problem. Not sure what the weakest part(s) would be for this.

I could hear your screaming at the grinding noise and NO that isn't good. Unless you are really into gearbox/trans work this will take a trans shop (best usually) to find the extent of the problem.

IDK for sure but regular trans should be fine this is about parts that ADD the front wheels in this and "HI" or "LO" selection and an "N" if like what I think and it's in "N" now broken there unless you got lucky and linkage just fell off or something,



Hammer Time
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Jul 25, 2014, 7:41 AM

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I would suspect that you just have the transfer case in neutral. Try to shift it into 2 wheel hi again.


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