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Old 06-03-2012, 03:28 PM   #1
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Help almost stuck and 4wheel drive is lost

Hey guys I am almost stuck in some soft sand and when I try to lock in my 4 wheel drive I have nothing. Its like the 4x4 stick I am shifting in the air????? I can't feel 2hi 4hi or 4lo?

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Old 06-03-2012, 03:29 PM   #2
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My bad its a 2010 sport manual

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Old 06-03-2012, 03:31 PM   #3
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I've seen similar threads that say you have to crawl under your jeep and shift it manually since it's become disconnected from the 4wd shift handle.
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:34 PM   #4
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Look under the jeep at the transfer case and you can manually shift it into 4x4. You probably just broke the little plastic bushing in the linkage. Put you shifter into 4 hi and then line up the linkage on the transfer case with the end of the shifter. Your transfer case will be in 4 hi. When out of the sand, put it back in 2 hi and head to an auto parts store.
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:34 PM   #5
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Not cool at all I got out I just rocked it out so glad I have a manual but it took a lot of work and one last stomp on the fas to get threw it but yea I still feel no gears.
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:36 PM   #6
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Look under the jeep at the transfer case and you can manually shift it into 4x4. You probably just broke the little plastic bushing in the linkage. Put you shifter into 4 hi and then line up the linkage on the transfer case with the end of the shifter. Your transfer case will be in 4 hi. When out of the sand, put it back in 2 hi and head to an auto parts store.
I am calling the dealer in the morning time for the doctor I guess and at a bad time was going mudding next week.
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:39 PM   #7
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Glad you got it out. It is most likely a very inexpensive and easy fix. Get a couple extra bushings and keep em in the glovebox if you do a lot of wheeling or off roading.
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:41 PM   #8
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Sounds like I will need a bucket full I go almost every weekend and I don't just pull off the road and say I when're wheeling more like trying to see how much and high I can sling mud.
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:54 PM   #9
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Any1 know how long this fix will take if I do it myself? Or how hard it is?
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:56 PM   #10
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Anyone have a link to think bushing (where to purchase?) Also, can we get a more solid bushing, or is supposed to fail to save other components?
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:11 PM   #11
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I bought 5 of those bushings at the dealer for $5.
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:12 PM   #12
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:26 PM   #13
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HAHAHAHA just fixed it now its cooled down and I went looking for the broke plastic piece. And found the 4wheel drive cable had fell out of the clip holding it up where it should be slid it in and all good now will take a pic for you guys brb.
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:41 PM   #14
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Ok the cable that has the green clip on it fell out of the fork for anyone that has this problem in the future check that first it was a free fix and 4wheel drive is back.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:23 AM   #15
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Anyone have a link to think bushing (where to purchase?) Also, can we get a more solid bushing, or is supposed to fail to save other components?

That's the general idea. I've never had an issue with mine. Smooth and steady when you pull the lever and never try to force it.
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Hey guys I am almost stuck in some soft sand and when I try to lock in my 4 wheel drive I have nothing. Its like the 4x4 stick I am shifting in the air????? I can't feel 2hi 4hi or 4lo?
As a general rule of thumb, you should be in 4WD before you need it.

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