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Old 01-21-2011, 04:47 AM   #1
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4WD problem

So I put my jeep in 4LO and backed it into my garage (my house is at the bottom of a huge dirt hill) and now it won't come out of 4LO. The shifter moves smoothly (even smoother than normal) from the position it just wont disengage. I had to drive to my parents in 4LO the whole time. luckily they only live 1/8 mile away and I could stay on dirt or grass the whole time. Any ideas? I can't check it out til tomorrow because I have to be at work. Thank god my parents let me use their vehicle so I could get there... lol

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Old 01-21-2011, 05:03 AM   #2
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There is a plastic clip that can break off when shifting into 4hi or lo, something that has to do with connecting the shifter to the transfercase(??)....there are other threads about this happening, once it breaks, youre stuck in whatever you shifted to.

If that is what happened, I think it's an easy fix....but, don't use plastic to fix it!

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Old 01-21-2011, 06:11 AM   #3
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Sounds like the plastic bushing - they are about .$30 at the jeep dealer. You want to keep the plastic because it is a safety item to protect the transfer linkage.

Be sure to follow the instructions in the manual when shifting.
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You want to keep the plastic because it is a safety item to protect the transfer linkage
Good to know that.....
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:54 AM   #5
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I agree with captblack that if it were me, I would keep the plastic piece. When you go to the dealer buy a few of them just in case. Cheap insurance. You should be able to get under the jeep and shift into 2hi.
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Old 01-21-2011, 03:30 PM   #6
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thanks for the quick responses guys... will give it a shot tomorrow when I get off work!
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Old 01-22-2011, 11:33 AM   #7
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Hey everyone... it's exactly what you guys said it was... went to the dealership and the parts guy gave me the part for free and gave a piece of paper that was called "tech tips" from a website called StarParts. Apparently, it's not a recall but something that has come up a lot lately. Installed the part in 5 min when I got home and was on my way. Thanks again for the quick responses.
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I got a 2010 Rubicon 2 door, can you guys show a picture of where ther bushing is located, and instructions on how to replace, and a part number so I can get a couple from the dealer please....thank you
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I got a 2010 Rubicon 2 door, can you guys show a picture of where ther bushing is located, and instructions on how to replace, and a part number so I can get a couple from the dealer please....thank you
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Old 01-22-2011, 08:48 PM   #11
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If my memory serves me correctly I believe JIMBOX has pictures of it.
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Old 01-22-2011, 09:16 PM   #12
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Thanx Dag-

This mod is pretty simple, but you can also just put the cable connector on the xfer case lever shaft and "click" on the bushing

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The dealer Pt# is 1-68064273AA and if they can't get a ref onit-have them look in the 07 JK pts list

If you don't have skid plates, just look up at the back qtr of the xfer case on the drivers side-

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