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Old 03-16-2013, 09:22 AM   #1
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Slips out of 4hi

It seems that every time I put my Jeep into 4hi it slips right out almost immediately. Doesn't matter if I'm in first or reverse it just doesn't want to stay there, 4lo is fine i believe. I have 2002 standard if that makes any difference. Any little things I can possibly do to correct this?

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Old 03-16-2013, 09:24 AM   #2
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Mine does the same exact thing and its an auto. The t-case was remanufactured and it still does it. Dont mean to hijack your thread but i hope someone can provide a possible solution.

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Old 03-16-2013, 09:40 AM   #3
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Mine also has this problem and I'm looking at this.

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Old 03-16-2013, 09:41 AM   #4
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More than likely that there's nothing more seriously wrong than the transfer case shifter mechanism external to the transfer case has simply slipped out of adjustment. There is a single bolt with a 1/2" head on it that the mechanism depends on to hold everything in adjustment and if/when it slips, it can become impossible to get the transfer case to stay in gear or go into the desired gear.

Here's a photo of that bolt circled in red, the mechanism is of course underneath the Jeep. Loosen that bolt, pull the shift rod back in a tad to where you may be able to see a mark in the rod from that bolt where it used to be positioned. Get underneath the Jeep to watch the mechanism while a helper pulls it into 4Hi so you can see how it works and understand the issue.
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:24 PM   #5
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Thanks Jerry as usual, probably won't be for a few days but I'll see if this remedies the problem.
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:42 PM   #6
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If you have any sort of body lift that's going to throw off your linkage, too. Even with a MML I still had to install the bracket for the body lift since it didn't effect the tcase enough. Before I installed the bracket it wouldn't cycle through and didn't even go in 4 hi
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:10 PM   #7
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No BL for me yet.

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