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1985 Command-Trac troubles

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 7:39 am    Post subject: 1985 Command-Trac troubles Reply with quote

Hi, I need help wiith my '85 Cherokee 2.5 Command Trac. It has, up until recently, been excellent off road, with the addition of a Loc-Rite in the rear, and 31x10.50 tires (with no lift at all, btw, they said it couldn't be done, but I only get minor rubbing at lock to lock turns).

But now It's giving me fits. It won't engage the front wheels. At first, the indicator wasn't coming on, but I fixed a vaccuum leak and now it does. But whenever I try to go off road, the front end just plows. I don't think it's the xfer case, because I hear it turning. Is there a viscous coupling in the front shaft on part time systems? There is some kind of cylindrical joint between the case and the shaft. It does look like it could be a viscous coupling but I'm not sure. And is there a way to troubleshoot this without using jackstands? I don't have any. It could be the axle, driveshaft, case, or vaccuum actuators, but I don't know which one.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunatley the easiest way to troubleshoot this is going to be to get all four wheels off the ground, engage the system and see where the failure is.

Do you know someone that's got a set you can borrow?

97 XJ Sport with a bunch of stuff
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