1995 Jeep Cherokee 4 Wheel Drive Not Working

Tiny
MLHURST
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  • 1995 JEEP CHEROKEE
  • V8
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 177,000 MILES
I just bought a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. The people before me took out the driveshaft to make it a 2 wheel drive to save on gas. I put the driveshaft back in after purchasing the jeep and the front axle is spinning but the wheels are not.
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Saturday, February 20th, 2010 AT 6:52 PM

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Tiny
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See my profile...........I'm guessing you have had him up on 4 jackstands to come to this conclusion.....See my profile......newer stuff, especially all wheel drive etc. is not my cup of tea.......Older REAL JEEPS were always locked in (axle to wheel) on the front end.......someone came up w/ idea of MANUAL LOCKING HUBS (to save gas + wear on frt. diff. + components).......Then rocket scientists came up w/ auto unlocking hubs, you go in reverse 20 feet to unlock......Know that '70s quadratrac MUST stay in 4WD always, because transfer case sorta acts like a diff. from frt. axle to rear axle (man. hubs installed [by 2 dumb soldiers in 1984] make it spin axles, not coupled to wheels any more, JEEP NO MOVE AT ALL w/ quadratrac (ALL WHEELS MUST GET POWER), this is where I start getting lost w/ new stuff)

LISTEN, SEE IF THIS MAKES SENSE....If I manually lock in my '77 CJ5 (STD. DRIVETRAIN) frt. wheels, I can now shift into 4WD w/ transfer case, If I unlock both frt. wheels, I'm still in 4WD, transfer case is still powering axle....but frt. wheels don't pull, driveshaft spins, one or both axles turn, wheels FREEWHEEL.......Heres the KICKER......If I locked in drivers side wheel and BUDDY THOUGHT he locked in pass side....its really not locked in (I'M NOT IN 3WD!!!)...........DRIVESHAFT and ONE AXLE TURNS BUT NEITHER WHEEL TURNS under power (still freewheeling) because diff. transfers power to unlocked axle (as is that wheel was spinning in a hole)

..................MAYBE your hub is not locking in on one side automatically (if your system works like this)......MAYBE JAMMED, WORN PARTS, BROKE PARTS.....OR YOU HAVEN"T been in 4X4 as often as maint. schedule recommends to keep it all lubed up............Just some thoughts.....keep me updated.......Love, Turddog

GOT MANUAL LOCKING HUBS ON BOTH OF MY JEEPS (STD. DRIVE TRAINS)


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