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Old 03-12-2006, 01:22 AM   #1
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My Jeep was in "D" and 4H and it would only rev?

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?

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Old 03-12-2006, 08:00 AM   #2
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sounds like you made it to netural on the transfer case.. with your automatic transmission try this..

from 4H ... slip the transmission in neutral
while still moving very slowly.. yank the 4x4 shifter up.. HARD >>> past neutral into 4low..

do the same to go back to 4hi or 2 hi.

remember to be moving slowly 3-5mph.

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Old 03-12-2006, 08:53 AM   #3
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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
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Old 03-12-2006, 11:26 AM   #4
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The lever was up in 4H, but felt mushy. I know how to shift it. I'm trying to figure out why the lever wasn't sticking solidly in the 4H position.
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It just sounds like your t-case lever shift mechanism has slipped and only needs to be adjusted and tightened.
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It just sounds like your t-case lever shift mechanism has slipped and only needs to be adjusted and tightened.
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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.
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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?
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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.

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