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Old 01-21-2014, 07:28 PM   #1
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Mine pops out of 4 lo... is it the linkage? Its almost as if the lever doesn't go back far enough

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Old 01-21-2014, 07:48 PM   #2
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Yes, My guess its the linkage. Just crawl under it and have someone move the lever and you'll be able to see if the lever is moving the transfer case lever or sliding over it. Now's a good time to do it...arn't you in a January thaw??

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Old 01-22-2014, 01:38 AM   #3
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Yep, sounds like the bolt adjuster on your transfer case linkage is loose and slipping. Align the handle and shift position and tighten it down.
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Yes, My guess its the linkage. Just crawl under it and have someone move the lever and you'll be able to see if the lever is moving the transfer case lever or sliding over it. Now's a good time to do it...arn't you in a January thaw??
Compared to the east coast its only a dusting here with 4 foot snowbanks. 6 deg. With - 20 wind chill. Almost a heat wave! Lol
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allright pro's! I got under it and found the linkage. I can't get it to budge. I sprayed it with pb blaster and got a hammer. loosened the 1 little bolt that held the rod down and it didn't budge. I am afraid to take heat to it because of the way its connected. I am afraid I am going to melt the little part that goes to the lever. I will try pb again and again.

Is there anything else I need to do?
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Old 03-19-2014, 12:34 PM   #6
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I would say give up on the old worn out linkage and buy a Novak cable shifter. It's less than $200 and makes the shifting better than new. Buy it direct from Novak or a reputable dealer because apparently there are some "fake" Novak shifter cables out there that break easily.
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Old 03-19-2014, 12:44 PM   #7
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I used a flathead screw driver to get rod and sleeve popped out. After spraying with PB again, placed the rod on the ground and tapped the sleeve with a hammer. Made my adjustment, and re-installed.
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Unless anyone has an extra Novak shifter laying around, im forced to do my own repairs. How easy do the bushings pop out. A new rod costs 40.00 and the Novak 170.00. I need to go the cheapest route available.
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Old 03-20-2014, 04:52 PM   #9
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Not that bad. I pryed them loose with a big flat head. Used plyers and vice grips to pull while prying.

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