Went wheeling today and everything was fine for awhile. Although it was a pita to get into 4L. After the hard part of the trail I shifted to 4H, it was also a PITA to get from 4L to 4H. As I was tooling along I pressed the gas and the engine revd but the Jeep did not move? I went into 2, 1, D, R, everything. And nothing happened. When I went into park I heard a grinding somewhere underneath and in front. When I was stalled so to speak it was a PITA to get from 4H, to regular 2WD, the shifter didn't want to budge. This happened twice. I was driving and then nothing. It seems as though the 4WD lever is pretty mushy in the 4H position, I suspect it merely came disengaged. Am I correct in assuming that the root of my problem is the shift linkage? Any advice or recommendations on how to remedy this?
You can also try coming to a complete stop, putting the Jeep in Neutral and shutting it off to shift to/from 4low... That is what the mechanic at the stealership told me right after I broke a 24 hour old Jeep trying to get it out of 4 low....:o
Originally Posted by Scout
I like "prick".
Go ahead...quote me on that.
"Hold my beer while I kiss your girlfriend... you have to be good for something"
If you have to ask what it is or what it does, you don't need it, and you will need help to install it!
It just sounds like your t-case lever shift mechanism has slipped and only needs to be adjusted and tightened.
Next question? Anyone ever hear of the Novak shifter? Better yet, anyone running one? http://www.novak-adapt.com/catalog/kit_sk2x.htm
If does what it claims it might be worth buying if it solves my problem and makes shifting easier. Right now it will take me to 3 min to shift into or out of 4L.
What, did you completely ignore or miss what you just acknowledged that your shifter has only slipped out of adjustment and only needs to be adjusted and tightened?
No, not at all. I will checkthe adjustment. But I'm considering doing this mod. Even with my vehicle at stock height with no mods it could be a pita to shift into 4L. Now it is a big pita, even when the shifter was operating as it should. I have to sometimes fight for up to three minutes to get into or out of 4L.