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Old 05-01-2013, 08:08 PM   #1
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97 tj kicks out of 4lo, help!!

Hello fellow jeep owners, im New to the forum and have a issue I need advice on. I recently bought a TJ and when u try to put it into 4 lo it pops out unless u hold a little pressure onthe transfer case shifter. Wondering if mabye the linkage needs adjusted? Any help on this is greatly appreciated. Thanks guys
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:52 PM   #2
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Ya I'd guess the linkage needs adjusting. Does it have a body lift, motor mount lift, or transfer case drop?

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Old 05-01-2013, 09:04 PM   #3
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Yes it does have a body lift, I hadn't had a chance to roll under it and check it out yet, was not even shure it had linkage or shifter went right into transfer case. That makes me feel better
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:08 PM   #4
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Yep just the linkage. Mine used to pop out sometimes if I was bouncing on rocks or vibrating a lot. Adjusted the linkage by loosening the bolt and sliding the handle forward a little then tightening it back up.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:16 PM   #5
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Good, that will be a easy fix, thanks for the info. Plan on jumping under it and getting that adjusted tomorrow after work hopefully. Thanks again guys
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:46 AM   #6
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Did ya'll get to the linkage from underneath the jeep or can u get to it from inside by the shifters?
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:50 AM   #7
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You can only get to it from underneath. Here's a photo of the linkage with the bolt you need to loosen to perform the adjustment, use a 1/2" wrench on that bolt head. Once you get it pulled back in so it can pull the t-case all the way into 4Lo, tighten the snot out of that bolt so it can't slip.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:46 AM   #8
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Alright, thanks for all the good advice guys, gonna try to get that done after work this evning
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:50 AM   #9
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Well I just got a chance to roll under the jeep and adjust the transfer case shifter, didn't even hafto take the skid pan off it was easy to get to. Adjusted it and tried it out, works like New! Thanks again guys for the advice, Jeff
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