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Finally! Other Jeeps with the same problem. I have identical year/make and constantly have the message display telling me to 'service 4 wheel drive switch' beep beep. The warn…ing message varies with frequency, displays once or twice a month, sometimes all day for a week. The only place I found the word 'switch' was in a Jeep repair manual. the switch was located in the Transfer case & the manual said don't touch,see a professional. I've been driving like this for months. I see the message above, their jeep switch was replaced but the computer warning still flashes. Any luck out there? According to the mechanic who works on my 94 Jeep it's one of three things. 1) Corrosion on the connector to the switch (which is located on top of the transfer case). 2) A bad switch. Part cost about $22.00 or 3) A bad console display. he says they have had a fair number of console display units fail. That one runs about $240. My Jeep display it only once in a while. I have checked the connections and they are fine so the switch replacement is next. If that doesn't fix it I will opt to ignore the error. try disconnecting the battery for 10 minutes. bad news .. you have to reset your clock and radio presets .. good news this may reset the info ctr computer and get rid of the message providing that the switch fixed the problem . It was explained to me that sometimes the computer gets a hiccup (I think it must be a windows platform lol) and a good old fashioned resetting is all it takes I have a '93 Grand Cherokee. When this same message started to display on and off, I ran to the dealer. After a year and two new switches, the message goes non-stop. I gave up and removed the chime disk in the under-dash box. The message still displays, but I don't have to hear it. I have a 95 GC that has ran the same message for the last 4 years. We have taken it to 3 mechanics and the said take it to the dealership, as they had never head of a 4WD switch. The dealereship didnt have a clue. It turns at the 99% of the time the problem is a bad Vehicle information center. It now constantaly runs a warning that the tail lights are out (even though they are orperating normally), and constantly resets itself back to January 1st at midnight. Not only that, the VIC is interfering with the alarm system, shutting down the starter, and of course causing starting problems. Here us a simple solution. Remove the VIC and throw it in the nearest body of deep water. i just unhooked the connector at the transfer case. cheap and effective. idiot lights are for idiots. Unplug the 4wd Switch Sensor on top of the trasfer case. Tape it up to something secure. Ha i just had the same thing happen to me tonight on my 94 grand Cherokee Laredo. i was like so i put it in N, then the transfercase in N then in 4L then put the trans in 1st, moved forward a couple feet then back into N and back into 4AllTime and it hasent come back on, mind you my jeep has over 175k so i guess that's expected. if you unplug the chime disk then the power doors locks wont lock, anyone else have an idea how to get the chime go away
The switch is on top of the transfer case on the drivers side. When you replace it make sure you put the rubber o ring off the original on the new one.To clear the codes disco…nnect both negitibe and positive battery cables for a couple of minutes. FYI I put one on mine but the display still says "service four wheel drive switch" seems there is a problem with these couold be the vehicle display it self. This is usually the VIC: I have a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Loredo with the annoying "Service 4 Wheel Drive Switch" that goes off every 10 minutes or anytime. I have search for 3 years to find what has been causing this. I am glad to say that I have located the problem and I am sure most of you that have this problem have the same issue. It is the VIC that is causing the error. You need to pull the VIC out and take it to a bench and open it up. Inside you have 2 circuit boards; one is folded over with the connector that hooks up to the vehicle on it. This is where the problem is. You need to locate the back solder points of the connector, clean of the conformal coating that is painted on, by scratching it off. Now re-solder all the connector solder joints. After ageing and vibration these joints become intermittent. If your VIC is going off intermittently this is probably your problem. I re-soldered my VIC, installed back in the car and have not had one error since. If you are not comfortable soldering, take it to someone who does. You do not want to use a solder gun on this, just a soldering iron. This will take care of the "Service 4 Wheel Drive Switch" error.
How to get a Jeep Cherokee out of 4WD There is a lever just to the right of the driver's seat left of the e-brake/shifter. You have to move the lever… to the right and up to get it out of 4 wheel drive.
Can you convert a 1998 2wheel drive jeep Cherokee into a 4 wheel drive and already have donor vehicle?
yes. you need to take out the front end and bolt it on. then take out te transfer case and front drive shaft.
its either vacuum hoses . the jeep has a fork that engages the 4 wheel drive system . that could be broke . it is located on passenger side of axle it will have three hoses go…ing to it . 4 bolts hold the part on.
This is done by putting the vehicle in Park first. I have actually done it in two different ways and both work. One is in park and then pulling up the lever for the 4-wh…eel drive to 4H. After that I put the vehicle into drive and then I let is role a little until I see the light for PART TIME comeon on the left side of your driving display panel. The other way is the same but with the vehicle in neutral.
the best way i have found to engage the 4x4 mode is to be rolling at about 5 to 10 mph because this takes the the tension off the transfer case and the shifting link that runs… to the transfer case this makes for an easy transition from 2 wheel drive to 4 wheel drive this will make your shift link last longer and extend the life of your transfer case if u don't do this and shift to 4 wheel while sitting still u might notice that its a little more stiffer to do this stiffness will cause your shift link to get sloppy and cause problems later in life such as not being able to shift to 4 low or even to neural or even in real bad cases full time i wouldn't recommend shifting at fast speeds cause the transfer case gears spin at very high rpm or revolutions per minute if something happens to bind up because of lack of maintenance this could result in some serious damage to the cases to take it out just push the lever to 2 wheel and be shore to back up in reverse about 20 feet or so u should here a soft click noise that's how u know its disengaged i hope this helps and in joy your Cherokee and safe wheeling
Just shift your Jeep into "Neutral" and then move the 4WD lever into place; you should hear it drop into 4WD... Then just put your Jeep into gear. As a heads up, wh…en in "LOW", taking corners too sharp, you may hear a knocking sound......don't worry, that's normal from what I've been told by several Jeep mechanics. Hope this helps! Jeff
Put it in neutral,and shift the 4 wheel drive lever into two wheel drive,then back up a few feet. This should disengage 4 wheel drive.
Shift to 4-wheel drive on the go and let off accelerator for a few seconds and go back on the accelerator and it will shift in about 5-10 seconds ..
When you think there is a possibility you might get stuck if you don't
It should already be four wheel drive.
You would need a new font axle, new transmission, a new transfer case, new drive shafts, etc. It would be cheaper to buy one that is already 4wd.
\n. Look underneath for a drive shaft that goes from the transfer case to the front axle. If it has one, it is four wheel drive.