Forgive the story here. Lots of detail.
So when I bought my TJ, the guy had jimmied up a rod to the TC to manually shift the TC into gear. I'm trying to hook it back up properly, but am having difficulty.
First, my TJ is a 2003. I know the linkage changed at one point from a plate design on the TC to a 2-bent-rod design. So it is possible the pre-2000's (?) are different.
So for those with the newer design that is mounted with this bracket:
... I am wondering a couple of things:
1st: Does your range lever (lever attached to the TC) have a rectangular cutout that goes the same direction as the lever itself, or is the cutout diagonal? Like this:
My second question: Does your lever swing upward or downward? So, is 4 lo with the lever all the way down, or with the lever at a horizontal position? Or, heaven forbid, all the way up?
Here's the deal:
If I position my lever downward, I get 2 high and 4 high only. The lever does not move any further because it hits the TC before it gets to neutral. If I position the lever upward I might get all gears, (I got 3, but could fiddle with the adjuster maybe), but then the gears are backwards.... meaning the lever in the cab is all the way up for 2hi, and all the way down for 4lo. This leads me to believe the range lever on the TC should be all the way down when in 4lo. BUT, in order to do that, I would need a cutout which is diagonal as per the picture above.
The part # I have has "405" stamped on it. I just don't think it's the right part.
Anyone have an intimate knowledge of this part on a newer TJ? Or, at the very least, can someone with a 2001 or newer look at the lever when in 4 lo and confirm if it is all the way down? Even that bit of information would *almost* confirm I should have the diagonal cutout, which would allow a greater range of motion before the lever hits the TC.