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Jeep Grand Cherokee Transfer Case Motor
Warning message “Service 4-wheel drive.”
Ignored it for 4 months, took it in for service.
(Didn’t pay much heed to the warning, as so far a warning, and diagnostics has been elusive and primarily been diagnosed as a “computer problem.”… and a charge of $100… of course.
Diagnosed problem… “transfer case motor short,” needs to be replaced.
Part not available… might be 3 months… 1700 cars waiting for the part.
Auto not drivable, could inadvertently shift into 4 wheel drive at high speed and “destroy the transmission.”
Transfer case motor cannot be disabled according to dealer service.
How can that be? Makes no sense to me, nor two independent mechanics I have spoken to. I need my car, but do not need 4 wheel drive until the fall.
Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I am a total mechanical neophyte, but something just doesn’t seem to add up to me.