How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask sprinkles08 Your Own Question

sprinkles08
sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Jeep
Satisfied Customers: 16371
Experience:  Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Master Certified, ASE Master and Advanced Certified, Trans and Hybrid Specialist
Type Your Jeep Question Here...
sprinkles08 is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

2005 jeep liberty part time transmission stays on. what could

Resolved Question:

2005 jeep liberty part time transmission stays on. what could be the probles?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 5 years ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

 

Do you have a gas or diesel engine?

 

You say the transmision stays on part of the time? Can you elaborate as to what you've got going on?

 

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I have a gas engine. Last night I put my jeep inXXXXXto get out out some soft dirt. Today the part time transmission light came on and stayed.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 5 years ago.

Ok, that light is for the transfer case, the four wheel drive. Have you put the shifter back in two wheel drive? If you have, does it still feel like its in four wheel drive when you turn sharp corners? (does it bind up?)

 

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I pushed the shifter all the way back down from four wheel drive. It does feel different while driving but I'm not sure if it feels like four wheel drive. I hadn't tried turning any sharp curves. Just normal and highway driving.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 5 years ago.
Ok. Try turning sharp corners like in a parking lot. If it feels like its still in four wheel drive, it is. Even if you put the shifter back down it can hang in four wheel drive. Tire circumference differences cause alot of problems like this with this transfer case. If there is any difference in tire size or tire wear it won't disengage properly. You'd have to use a piece of string to measure the actual circumference of the tread to be able to check this. As little as 3/16 or a 1/4" in circumference will cause it. Try to get it on some loose surface. If you can find some gravel, etc, this should probably be loose enough to let it disengage. You can also try some sharp throttle stabs and backing up and going forward to get it to disengage.

If it is actually not in four wheel drive, you may have a wiring problem or a bad switch on the transfer case. This switch turns the light on and off when the transfer case shifts to different modes. These do have a bad switch once in a while.
sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Jeep
Satisfied Customers: 16371
Experience: Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Master Certified, ASE Master and Advanced Certified, Trans and Hybrid Specialist
sprinkles08 and other Jeep Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I'm not sure of what you are saying about sharp throttle jabs. But I will try the parking lot exercise tomorrow and let you know the outcome.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 5 years ago.

Any loose gravel or something like that should hopefully do the trick. By sharp throttle jabs I meant "goosing" it. Roll at a slow speed and give the throttle a quick on/off burst and kind of give the whole Jeep a jerk. This will sometimes work, as will trying to do the same thing in reverse, or go back and forth a little bit from reverse to drive. Try the gravel or dirt first though, that's the best shot you have at getting it to disengage.

 

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • Thank you so much for your answer. My initial estimate was $325; I got it done for $100 - part and labor. Lynn B. Ormond Beach, FL
< Last | Next >
  • Thank you so much for your answer. My initial estimate was $325; I got it done for $100 - part and labor. Lynn B. Ormond Beach, FL
  • I was skeptical at first but thought I'd give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised. Your site actually is a quality service that I would recommend to others in a heartbeat. Stan Sayre, PA
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther Woodstock, NY
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Mark

    22 Year Factory trained technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    2548
    Jeep factory training........25 years in the industry.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MO/MoparCertified/2012-6-7_4142_mechanic.64x64.jpg Mark's Avatar

    Mark

    22 Year Factory trained technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    2548
    Jeep factory training........25 years in the industry.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/jeep10000/2008-9-18_222938_192601.jpg Chris's Avatar

    Chris

    Shop Foreman

    Satisfied Customers:

    2265
    Jeep and ASE Certified Master Tech
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/ke4ich/2009-08-12_212931_DSC02211.JPG moparfl's Avatar

    moparfl

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1128
    ASE Master Tech Chrysler Dodge Jeep Master Tech
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/nvltgo/2010-10-18_211525_youranswers.jpg Dave's Avatar

    Dave

    Jeep Master Tech

    Satisfied Customers:

    1120
    Chrysler Triple Master, ASE master Tech AA degree in Auto.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/tsmodie/2009-6-10_144056_tim.jpg Tim Mohr's Avatar

    Tim Mohr

    ASE MASTER TECH

    Satisfied Customers:

    805
    30 YRS EXPERIENCE, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, GAS AND DEISEL
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/CD/CDJMastertech/2012-6-9_201455_JustAnswerProfilelarger.64x64.JPG CDJMasterTech's Avatar

    CDJMasterTech

    Jeep MasterTech

    Satisfied Customers:

    576
    Factory trained and certified Jeep Master Technician, ASE Master Technician
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/jeepmopar76/2009-3-18_2204_63998760.jpg jeepmopar76's Avatar

    jeepmopar76

    Jeep/Chrysler Triple Master Tech

    Satisfied Customers:

    572
    32yr ASE Master Tech, 9yr Chrysler Master Tech, 19 yr Jeep Dealership service including AMC/Eagle