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Old 04-25-2013, 04:14 PM   #1
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4wd shifter fell off

Last night I was wheeling in my 95 yj and when I shifted into 4lo, I was a bit rough with it and the shifter came disconnected from the transfer case. After getting home and cleaning the mud off the jeep, I took off the shift boot and found that the clip meant to hold the shifter onto the transfer case linkage was just weakened by age or use and wasn't holding tight anymore. For those of you unfamiliar with the way the linkage works, the transfer case basically has a square post coming off of it and the shifter has a square bottom that fits over it. Does anyone have any solutions to reattach the shifter without just getting a new clip? The clip seems like a shoddy way to attach it in the first place. I was Hoping someone knew of a way to mod it to hold together better.

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Old 04-25-2013, 07:07 PM   #2
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I would like to know to. Mine fell off as well

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Old 04-25-2013, 07:51 PM   #3
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Kinda redneck, but you can use a JB weld type of compound. Just keep in mind that if you need to service the unit in the it will be a job to get it off.


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Old 04-25-2013, 08:44 PM   #4
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Before I went to work I cleaned both sides of the assembly really well with brake cleaner and I threw some jb weld on there. Still a work so I'll post an update when I get home a to how well it holds up
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:57 PM   #5
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Before I went to work I cleaned both sides of the assembly really well with brake cleaner and I threw some jb weld on there. Still a work so I'll post an update when I get home a to how well it holds up
Wish I had seen this sooner but the better solution would have been to drill through the handle and into the lever and use a set screw... much easier to take off later
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:19 PM   #6
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That was my next idea. I would have done I instead if I had anything that could still through the metal. I the jb weld doesn't do it, I'll definitely try this
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:20 PM   #7
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Just to wrap up this thread, the jb weld hold it in there excellently, very strong hold.
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:36 PM   #8
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Same thing happened to me a few months ago. I drilled and tapped the shifter on two sides and drilled out out the shifter handle. Two sets screws and it was a done deal. The weird square clip is a joke.
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:30 PM   #9
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This just happened to me this last weekend and my first thought after checking it out on the trail was to drill it out and put a pin or something through it. That square clip though is a pretty dumb idea though.

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