My 1998 4WD (4.0, SOHC engine, 5 spd automatic) has the auto-4WD transmission. With 83,000 miles, the vehicle has operated reasonably well to this point. However, today while driving on dry streets, the dash lights that show "4WD high" and "4WD low" began to intermittently flash, sometimes alternating bethween the two, sometimes simultaneously and then would go out for a time period. The lights even flashed when the car was parked with the engine rounning. The vehicle continued to move and I got it home (short drive about 10 miles) but performance was noticeably more sluggish. Does anyone have an idea of what is happening? Is the transmission shifting into and out-of 4WD; or is this just a quirky short? (I would expect the former given the poorer performance). Right now, the car is dead in the water, not wanting to risk any transmission damage.