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Part time light

Discussion in 'Liberty' started by Mtngranny, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. Aug 29, 2016 at 2:42 PM
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    Mtngranny

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    i have a light that stays on in my dash that says part time. What does it mean? 4 wheel drive is not engaged.
     
  2. Aug 29, 2016 at 3:17 PM
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    When asking about a vehicle, it will help a great deal if we do not need to guess at which vehicle you are asking about. :) hint...hint...!! lol

    I suspect a Cherokee or Liberty...please correct me if I am wrong.

    The light could mean a couple of things: It is possible you've engaged Part-Time 4WD and the light is just letting you know (it should be off if on dry pavement). Another possibility is you have a stuck transfer case indicator switch/sensor giving you a false indication light. Look at the transfer case selector lever ...if it is in 2WD then the switch is likely stuck. Obviously if it is in 4WPart Time then the light is a reminder ....*not* to drive the Jeep on pavement, and just move it to 2WD position.

    If the switch is actually stuck, I recommend taking it to a trusted mechanic. There are more than a few internet remedies out there...but just trying to move the selector, then back up a little, and then move it again, is the general idea of them.

    I hope this helps.

    Wheel Safe!
     
  3. Aug 29, 2016 at 4:12 PM
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    Thank you. It is a 2003 Liberty Sport. I'll take it to a certified mechanic.
     
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    Good luck with it. Let us know how it comes out.... :)
     
  5. Aug 29, 2016 at 5:30 PM
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    Thank you again. I will.
     
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    There's no switch, it's a lever on the center console. It appears to be in 2Hi because I can't move the lever any further down or forward.
     
  7. Aug 29, 2016 at 8:50 PM
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    the switch I mentioned is not one you hit...it is in the steering column. NBD However, either you have an issue or your Liberty is in 4Hi based upon what you have posted.

    If you were not moving and (of course) the engine running when you tried to move the lever, it likely would not have moved. Here is what your owner's manual says about how to shift if your rig has Selec-trac:

    "Shifting Procedure 2H to 4H or 4H to 2H Shifting between 2H and 4H can be made with the vehicle in motion up to 55 mph (88 km/h). The transfer case will engage/disengage faster if you momentarily release the accelerator pedal after completing the shift. Apply a constant force when shifting the transfer case lever. 4H to 4L or 4L to 4H With the vehicle rolling at 2 to 3 mph (3 to 5 km/h), shift an automatic transmission to N (Neutral) or depress the clutch on a manual transmission. While the vehicle is coasting at 2 to 3 mph (3 to 5 km/h), shift the transfer case lever firmly to the desired position. Do not pause in transfer case N (Neutral). NOTE: To shift from 4H to 4L, the shift lever should pushed away from the driver, and then rearward into 4L. In 4H, there is a neutral stop to prevent shifting into N (Neutral) by accident."

    So start her up, start moving slowly and try to move the lever in the proper direction for 2H. (looks like that would be all the way forward)

    Here is a link to your Owner's Manual: www.jeep.com/download/pdf/manuals/2005_KJ_Liberty.pdf
     

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