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Snooping Dad?

Snooping Dad?

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They generally only locked and bared external doors and windows. In the building you described the villa opened to an internal courtyard. The object of locking and baring is to keep intruders out -not to hinder the movement of people inside a house, and the courtyard would be regarded as part of the house. Inside the house there may be secure rooms with internal locks, such as strongrooms, but this would only apply to houses of the rich.
Part time 4wd is what is considered standard 4 wd. In other words for years the transfer cases used a standard system that locks the front axle into gear giving you 4wd capability. It is to be used on slippery road surfaces, offroad, mud, snow etc. When this selection is used on dry paved roads, the drive shafts, axles and universals bind up because the front wheels cannot slip a bit, especially when you turn. You have part time only 4wd when you have a shifter that has the 2H, 4H, N, and 4L selections, in later models this was the NV 231 transfer case (Command Trac), although earlier models used a different trans. of various models. Starting in the late 80's (Im almost positive), Jeep offered the NV242 transf. case that offered the above selections along with a 4 full time and a 4 part time selection. This was the Selectrac and allowed the driver to run full time 4wd on paved roads or wherever without causing the driveline binding (4 full time selection), or you could select the 4 part time notch and stay on slippery surfaces only. Part time allowed for a bit better traction and pulling power, but also came with drive clutches that can wear out inside the transfer case. My wife's 2001 Grand Cherokee has this option and has given no trouble. Good Luck!!!

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