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Old 05-01-2010, 09:41 AM   #1
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4 wheel high.....

Ok I have done some trails and stuff and really needed 4 wheel high.... Well I have tried it numerous times... Every time I pull it up its either hard as hell to pull it past 4 low and when it does go up to 4 high it doesnt ever go into 4 high and if it does and you put the jeep in drive it kicks out...Also I have to pull it up so far its like the center console is in the way or something...i dont know its very weird......ideas???

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Just a guess, but I would say its related to the 3" body lift listed in your profile.. You will need to adjust the t-case linkage.. Go under the jeep.. at back of t-case and you will see a rod that links the t-case shifter..there is an adjustment screw.. It might take a few trys, but use that screw to allow for a position change of the linkage till you find the position that will allow use of 4h and low.. Also with the 3" body lift.. you may need to trim the center console as well to allow the shifter handle to move where it needs to be. In addition most taller bodylift came with a t-case linkage bracket re-location part.. does yours have that?

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Sounds like your linkage is bound up.

Crawl under the jeep from the drivers side. Look up next the the transfer case and you'll see the linkage. You'll see this:

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To the rear of that bracket the connecting rod runs to it's swivel point. There is a set screw on it and it holds the connecting rod into place.

Get someone to sit in the jeep (off, in gear, parking brake set) and shift/try to shift into 4hi/N/4lo while you watch. You should be able to see if something is bent or binding.

Sometimes, you need to loosen the set screw mentioned above, shift the tcase into 4lo manually (all the way forward), place the connecting rod in place and have your helper put the shifter into the rearward/4lo position and then tighten the set screw.

If it's bent and binding and you can't straighten it or adjust it to work you may need a new one. Pretty simple to do and there are a couple of aftermarket ones in addition to the OE shifter brackets.

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Old 05-01-2010, 11:03 AM   #4
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Sounds like your linkage is bound up.

Crawl under the jeep from the drivers side. Look up next the the transfer case and you'll see the linkage. You'll see this:

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To the rear of that bracket the connecting rod runs to it's swivel point. There is a set screw on it and it holds the connecting rod into place.

Get someone to sit in the jeep (off, in gear, parking brake set) and shift/try to shift into 4hi/N/4lo while you watch. You should be able to see if something is bent or binding.

Sometimes, you need to loosen the set screw mentioned above, shift the tcase into 4lo manually (all the way forward), place the connecting rod in place and have your helper put the shifter into the rearward/4lo position and then tighten the set screw.

If it's bent and binding and you can't straighten it or adjust it to work you may need a new one. Pretty simple to do and there are a couple of aftermarket ones in addition to the OE shifter brackets.

Good luck.
another way you can get to it is take it apart from the top. The plastic shifter console comes off and you can reach the set screw from there to tighten it in the correct position, its usually about an inch and a half from the end of the linkage bar.
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I think you mean 4Low. 4High is the gear you need for general offroad conditions. 4L for heavy stuff. 4h is first position on the shifter, 4L is the second. You should be in neutral and rolling at about 2-3mph to shift to 4L. It helps the gears to mesh.

I'm sure the guys are right about your shifter linkage being bound up, too..
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Thank you all for everything I am going to look at it tonight....I will let yall know...And it is the 4 high i cant get to...mine shifts 4low (which is fine) and then to neutral and then 4 high(which is the bitch) I will let yall know....and tell ya if it works or not! I hope its just needing to be extended...and I bought the jeep with the 3" body lift on it already so I am not sure what parts were put on and what wasnt...
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I didn't see about the B/L.

You may be able to get it adjusted and you may have to trim/adjust the center console as stated.
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I think you mean 4Low. 4High is the gear you need for general offroad conditions. 4L for heavy stuff. 4h is first position on the shifter, 4L is the second. You should be in neutral and rolling at about 2-3mph to shift to 4L. It helps the gears to mesh.

I'm sure the guys are right about your shifter linkage being bound up, too..
I've learned never to argue with a woman, they are always right. even when they are wrong... not saying your wrong in this case though, good observation.
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I guess you're right... Fox.. I looked at mine and can see how it could be confusing, I guess..



Good luck Barbie, hope you get it figured out!
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i have problems with my jeep goin in 4h sometimes too, what makes it go in for me is putting it in 1st gear and going really slow like 2mph and then putting it in 4h idk why that is i dont have any mods other than a winch. but try it i hope it gets fixed its offroad weather now! 85degrees in NY!!!!
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:08 AM   #11
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Hey yall! I Was able to look at it this weekend and it looks like the screw it out as far as possible...My guy friend told me I just need to by the extension kit...I guess I will have to spend the money on that instead of a new pink paint job! Oh well....But thanks everyone! I appreciate the help!!! I will let ya know if the extension works....hopefully!

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