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    I have an 02 TJ and when I engage the 4 wheel drive it works great but when I go to disengage it it doesnt disengage. It takes a few minutes and then you will hear (and feel) a clunk noise. Just curious if anyone knows whats going on?
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    Is this only happening going from 4 Hi back to 2, or 4Lo back to 2?

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    Are you on pavement when this happens?

    Hard gravel or pavement will bind up the 4WD, and can cuase a 'clunk' when it disengages.

    Lockers will intensify this, especially if your in a turn of any kind.


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    Ive had it too. Make sure you come to a COMPLETE stop and push in the clutch when you engage/disengage. I used to have a "4 on the fly" and so when I got my jeep I probally F-ed it up bu not clutching for so long.
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    mine used to do the same thing after i had put a lock-right in the rear 35 it stopped when i got rid of it the 35 and lock-right
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    I am on snow covered roads when I am using it. No locker in my Jeep. It happens when I go from 4HI back to 2WD.
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    just keep it in 4wd and stick to offroad trails for commuting!!
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    Try backing up. It is a linkage adjustment, my wife's TJ does the same thing, she doesn't use her 4WD as much as I do It does not hurt the system to me moving slowly forward or in reverse when you move the transfer case back into 2WD.

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    Is it an auto or 5spd? Autos will make more noise when disengaging.

    SLOWLY drive forward while disengaging, once the handle is down put in it reverse and back up for several feet. It should disengage fine that way. Older 4x4's pretty much required this and I've found it doesn't hurt some of them to still do it that way. My LJ has no problems coming out of 4wd but my YJ prefers the backing up method.

    One other thing and slightly off topic, your owner's manual also recommends going rolling between 3-5 mph to go between 4L and 4H. Not in gear, just rolling.

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