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O/T Anyone own a 2003 Jeep Liberty?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by bodybuilder, Dec 6, 2007.

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  1. bodybuilder

    bodybuilder TS Member

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    I bought one and It goes first into something called part time 4 wheel drive with the first pull of the Lever then next is neutral and then 4 Low, Is this normal or should it have a 4 high full time?
     
  2. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    I have a 99 Cherokee with Command Trac transfer case that is strictly part time 4 wheel drive. A good friend of mine had a 94 Cherokee with Selec Trac transfer case and it was optional Full time or Part time 4 wheel drive. He ordered a then new 2005 Jeep Liberty and made sure he got the Selec Trac transmission. The Full time has a fluid coupling so you can't damage anything even when you are on bare pavement. I had a 90 Cherokee with Selec Trac and found it handy on an icy road cuz you don't have to worry about damage but the Part Time Command Trac that I now have works great where you really need 4 wheel drive. I bought my Jeep used so I had no choice.
     
  3. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    The owners manual and the inside of the driver's sun visor give instructions for using Part time 4 wheel drive ONLY on loose slippery surfaces because the front axle is Locked and when you go around a curve the front wheels are rotating at different speeds so you could cause excess wear on the drive train if you are on a paved road.
     
  4. LUGNUTZ426

    LUGNUTZ426 TS Member

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    MIKETMX IS CORRECT. THIS VEHICLE DOES NOT HAVE "FULL TIME" 4WD. YOU
    WILL WIPE OUT THE TRANSFER CASE CHAIN AT THE VERY LEAST IF YOU DRIVE IT ON DRY PAVEMENT . ITS VERY SIMPLE. WHEN ITS SLIPPERY, USE 4WD PART TIME. FOR ROCK CLIMBING, BEACH CREEPING, OR PULLING A HOUSE OFF A FOUNDATION - 4WD LO. ALL OTHER TIMES -2WD.
     
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