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Today on my morning comute the jeep got stuck mometarily in a snow bank. I got out quickly of course, but after putting it in low gear, a bunch of horrible noises occured. Then I had no front wheel drive.
I have a 1998 5.9L , all wheel drive limited Grand Cherokee and I am curious how much I am looking at paying to fix up the jeep and or what could be the problem.
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Re: One sick jeep

it's possible your transfer case didnt fully engage in 4 wheel low. My old grand would constantly pop the transfer case out of gear.

If i'm not mistaken, your 98 5.9 has the AWD, the NP 242 transfer case. I would try putting the transmission in neutral and moving that 4x4 shifter from 4 hi to neutral and back.

also, how do you know you lost front wheel drive? what are the symptoms?
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Re: One sick jeep

It sounds like it just didnt fully ingage into 4 low and it got a 249 not 242 tc
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wasnt the 249 the lower end? my old '93 had a 249
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Re: One sick jeep

Yes the 5.9 has the 249 TC. If you were shifting the TC and not moving you're gonna get some grinding. While going 5-10mph put the trans in neutral and shift the TC from 4hi to 4lo, you're still gonna get a little grinding it's just the way the gears are cut and the TC doesn't have syncros like a manual trans has. How do you know you don't have power to the front anymore? The noises you heard did they come from the middle of the jeep like where the TC is or did it sound like it came from the front end?
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Re: One sick jeep

i have a 98 5.9 and the first time i used the 4lo i thought it didnt work cause it would jump out and make horrible noises ,,,apperently these are like old whores ,,you gotta really ram it in there for it to take ,,,put in lo and back up a few times then put in 4hi and do the same ,,you may just be freaking out ,,if not good luck,,,by the way i know where a 242 and trans is for 700 if u wana do a swap
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Re: One sick jeep

I have not problem getting mine into or out or 4lo, goes in and comes out nice and easy. I don't use 4lo but a couple times a year I shift it into 4lo just to make sure there's no issues. The vc is bad in mine but I have a 242 sitting in my basement that is going in in a few months.
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