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Old 04-26-2010, 03:29 PM   #1
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4 Wheel H/L engagement issues

I've checked around here and haven't found anything and don't know where to start on the jeep. Here it goes:

On the floor shifter for the 4wd, it says to pull back to engage. However, when trying to put it in, I need to pull back and then a little more to the right headed towards neutral. Then neutral is a little farther back than it is supposed to be which makes it impossible to get into 4L. Seems as if everything is a little to far back with the shifter. Not sure where to start since I'm a newb.

Hopefully that explains it enough for someone to understand...

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Is your vehicle lifted???

Have you adjusted the shifter linkage?

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Post a side picture of your truck to see if you have tcase drop and or body lift. That will help us out a lot.
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Post a side picture of your truck to see if you have tcase drop and or body lift. That will help us out a lot.
Found his newb to the forum post...jeep is 2001 4cly with 2'' trail master lift....unsure if springs or coil spacers...

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so I am figuring you don't have a tcase drop on it along with no linkage drop either. Best thing for you to do is jump under the truck and see if the linkage is loose. if not loosin it and manually shift the tcase to 4lo then put then tighten the whole assembly back up. With it tightened back up shift the tcase 4hi then to 4lo.
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MAC, I would start with taking a look at the shifters linkage, it can easily be adjusted. And is common to need to adjust it after any lift has been installed.

In the picture below you will see the linkage....there is a bolt "circled in red" you can loose and adjust the placement for the shifter and then tighten the bolt down to secure the rod. Put the shift lever in 4L...manually put the t-case in for low..tighten the bolt down....Poof should work like new...If it still doesn't work try again.
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Sweet! Thanks guys! She bought this jeep from a moron and am still trying to Undo EVERYTHING he did... This is just the info I was looking for...

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No problem bud,,,,if you want to know if your lift is coil spacers "BB'' or springs ,, just take a picture of the front coil showing the coil and top of the coil and we will tell you what you have.

Also if you have any issues adjusting the linkage let us know.
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If it is a body lift you may need a new linkage bracket as the oem one mounts to both the t/c and body putting the linkage in a heck of a bind. you would then need one that only mounts to the t/c.

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From the picture of his jeep posted...there is no body lift on the vehicle.

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