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Old 04-14-2014, 09:05 AM   #1
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Tcase not engaging

Had my tranny rebuilt about a week ago and yesterday I tried putting it into 4wd and it wouldn't engage, no dash light or anything, I can just pull the handle up and down with no resistance. Is there a easy fix Before I call the tranny shop about it?

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Old 04-14-2014, 09:10 AM   #2
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Sounds like the linkage came apart either at the adjustment sleeve, or one of the plastic connectors at one of the joints popped out. If you look over the back of the transfer case skid plate on the drivers side with a flashlight, you will most likely be able to spot the problem. Should be an easy fix.

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Old 04-14-2014, 09:15 AM   #3
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Sounds like the linkage came apart either at the adjustment sleeve, or one of the plastic connectors at one of the joints popped out. If you look over the back of the transfer case skid plate on the drivers side with a flashlight, you will most likely be able to spot the problem. Should be an easy fix.
thanks! I'll check it out after school
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:31 AM   #4
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Check the linkage and make sure it's hooked up. And make sure it's adjusted correctly so it goes fully into 4x4. Mine only went in partially when i first bought er; it would still drive but the light wouldnt come on and it would grind sometimes. Adjusted the bolt on the linkage and worked perfectly since
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Old 04-14-2014, 04:14 PM   #5
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Is this the problem? Should these be connected? If so how?
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Old 04-14-2014, 04:17 PM   #6
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Old 04-14-2014, 04:21 PM   #7
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Hard to tell from the pic but if there's some kinka rod dangling there, it should be connected. If you're not sure take it back to the shop and tell them you don't have all freakin' day, HOOK IT UP!!!
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That rod that goes from right to left is supposed to be inserted in a bushing that is in the bracket that's bolted to the side of the tunnel. I'm having a hard time figuring out what you have by the angle of the pics, but it almost looks like it might be broken off (or cut off) and there's just a stub sticking out. Your 4wd switch that triggers the dash light looks like it is also unplugged from the transfer case. Is this the way you got it back from the shop that did the transmission work? If so, take it back and tell them to fix it. They would have had to remove all that to pull the transmission.

After looking again, I think the rod just didn't get put back in the bushing nor did the harness get plugged in...I'd still take it back and make them do it.
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That rod that goes from right to left is supposed to be inserted in a bushing that is in the bracket that's bolted to the side of the tunnel. I'm having a hard time figuring out what you have by the angle of the pics, but it almost looks like it might be broken off (or cut off) and there's just a stub sticking out.

I'd still take it back and make them do it.
I saw something screw in the pic but couldn't see it either, and I've been under my jeep since January. You have a better eye than me, for sure!
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Old 04-14-2014, 07:43 PM   #11
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Thanks guys, I did find something unplugged.... And sorry about the pics. I called the place and he said to come by tomorrow so I guess we will see if they can get it all working.
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Old 04-14-2014, 07:46 PM   #12
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The shift lever rod mentioned above is supposed to be held in its bracket by the bolt circled in red.
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:19 PM   #13
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This pic may be a little more helpful, where the red arrows point I think it's where it should go, it seems as if the rod is riding ontop of the right hand side "thing" (sorry not sure what it's called)
Just seems like I could undo a couple things and move it into place rather than have to drive 20 mins away to have the shop do it.
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:49 PM   #14
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Never mind guys... Just took off some nuts moved things around and now I am good to go! Now If I can just get my 4wd light to come on......
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:54 AM   #15
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Now If I can just get my 4wd light to come on......
Make sure the transfer case is actually shifting, and the rod just isn't sliding past the linkage adjustment bolt (see picture in post #12), and that the wiring harness plug is fully seated into the switch.

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