Shifting out of 4low

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Hi,
I used my 4low for the first time yesteday on my JLUR Automatic. It was so hard to shift it back to N to put it back to 2H. It felt as if it got stuck and didn’t want to move. I really had to really push hard until it finally popped back to N then back to 4H Followed by 2H.
I had my auto transmission in Neutral.
Is it suppose to be that hard to shift out of 4L? I even tried to back up a bit to release the gears still didn’t help.
Is that normal.
Any feedback is appreciated before I take it to dealer.
Thanks in advance.





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it is pretty stiff, but it helps if the jeep is moving slow when you shift
Thanks for the tip and feedback.
I thought it shouldnt be moving when shifting out of 4L.
Can I shift out of 4L while transmission is in D or it has to be in N?
Thanks
 

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Thanks for the tip and feedback.
I thought it shouldnt be moving when shifting out of 4L.
Can I shift out of 4L while transmission is in D or it has to be in N?
Thanks
Don't be "moving" faster than 5 mph though when shifting in and out of 4Lo
 

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Will try it again tomorrow. :)
Sometimes it can be hard to know entering a trail if 4hi will be good for the entire time, you may get into a bind where you need to downshift and not all the time can you be rolling when 4lo is needed, but if you can roll even a little in neutral it will definitely make your shifting experience much more enjoyable.
 

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You should never have to force the transfer case shifter into our out of 4LO. If it feels like you have to force it you're doing something wrong and very likely could break the shifter linkage at transfer case. Hopefully they've make some improvement so it doesn't break so easily, but it's not a fun task trying to manually shift your transfer from under the Jeep into 2wd after a long day of wheeling. Learned this the hard way and my first day on the trails in Moab with my first JK.
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As others have stated it's best to be rolling at about 3-5mph in neutral when shifting from 4hi to 4lo. Is should slide into 4lo like butter if you're doing it right.
 
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You should never have to force the transfer case shifter into our out of 4LO. If it feels like you have to force it you're doing something wrong and very likely could break the shifter linkage at transfer case. Hopefully they've make some improvement so it doesn't break so easily, but it's not a fun task trying to manually shift your transfer from under the Jeep into 2wd after a long day of wheeling. Learned this the hard way and my first day on the trails in Moab with my first JK.
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As others have stated it's best to be rolling at about 3-5mph in neutral when shifting from 4hi to 4lo. Is should slide into 4lo like butter if you're doing it right.
I tried again yesterday while backing up from garage on a slope.
It shifted easier while rolling in reverse but I wouldn't say like butter.
it went from 4l to 2H in one stroke twice, as I couldn't control it to stop at N.
But at least it wasn't stuck.
its easier to slide into 4L rather than out of 4L
Is this something I should be concerned about, or sounds about normal?
 

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I noticed the Wrangler 4x4 worked the same as the OP mentioned. When test driving the Rubicon JL with an auto trans. Going into 4LO while stationary was extremely challenging. Damn near impossible. My Trail Premium model has to be in neutral to go in and out of 4 low. The transfer case is much smoother than the Wrangler. I always error on the side of caution and use 4low if i feel the need. Especially when I am in unfamiliar territory.
 
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I tried again yesterday while backing up from garage on a slope.
It shifted easier while rolling in reverse but I wouldn't say like butter.
it went from 4l to 2H in one stroke twice, as I couldn't control it to stop at N.
But at least it wasn't stuck.
its easier to slide into 4L rather than out of 4L
Is this something I should be concerned about, or sounds about normal?
Pretty much.
 
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