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Old 09-22-2011, 05:53 PM   #1
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2012 JKU Rubicon Transfer Case Bushing

Does anybody know if the 2012's have the same potential weak point of the plastic bushing on the transfer case cable ends???

I was at the local dealer and he printed a page out specific for my VIN, a 2012 Rubi Unlimited. We could not tell exactly where the bushing went. On the diagram, it showed only 1 and it was schematically closer to the shifter end. Anyway, I ordered 3 since they were cheap. I'll let people know what they look like when they arrive. Also, hopefully this weekend, I will have time to crawl under the jeep and observe the transfer case lever/cable assembly. The part number for mine is Bushing # 68064273AB. I also ordered a Clip, Retainer # 68017186AA.

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You planning on breaking it?

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Well, I hope not. However, there seems to be some frequency of this part breaking at bad moments on earlier year models. I bought a complete set of spare fuses and this $0.30 part seemed like good insurance. What do you think???
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Yes. Just buy a few and keep them in your glovebox. Haven't broken mine yet, but I've got a few of them in the Jeep.
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I put three in my glove box. Set me back a whole dollar!

It sure seems to come up frequently as one item that should definable be carried along with your other recovery equipment if you're going off-road and likely to use the transfer case at all.
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Does anybody know is the 2012 uses the same bushing(s)???
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T-case hasn't changed. I'd expect so.
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Does anybody know is the 2012 uses the same bushing(s)???
Yes. Parts diagram at my dealer shows same part number. The transfer case and linkage is unchanged.
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This is why I am scared to even touch my TC lever and never drive my jeep anyplace but the mall, which is right by the jeep dealer! Oh and walmart and home depo are there too so what else does a guy need? If only we had a HOOTERS.
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As soon as I get the bushings, I'm planning to machine a few out of brass and use an E-Clip or hitch pin. Thanks for the info.
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That's too bad that you don't plan to touch your T-Case lever. I always would rather have and not need than need and not have. But, then again I'm older and have been ground into the dirt by life many times.
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Well, I hope not. However, there seems to be some frequency of this part breaking at bad moments on earlier year models. I bought a complete set of spare fuses and this $0.30 part seemed like good insurance. What do you think???
My thoughts are that first of all I have never in 35 years of driving ever had to replace a fuse.

The bushing issues is exaggerated. If you screw up and don't know how to shift into 4WD, then yes you better have extras. Read your manual. Study the 4WD section. I have been in and out of 4H and 4L hundreds of time without any issues.
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