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Old 01-19-2013, 09:43 PM   #1
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4WD hard to shift into

The 4wd works on my jeep but in order to enter 4 high i have to do one of two things. I either have to yank back fast and hard on the lever to have it engage, or if that doesnt work I have to pull it up to the 4 high spot and then go slightly past it toward 4 low. The 4 low doesnt work at all. When I go to put it in 4 low it wont go in at all. No matter how hard I pull back on the lever it will not go all the way up and the 4low never engages. Tried it stopped, moving slightly in neutral, 1st, drive and a few other things. Just doesn't kick in. Is there a way to adjust the 4 wheel drive lever to make it more responsive. The 4high works fine once I can pull it in with the lever, so I know its purely a lever issue.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:55 PM   #2
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There should be an adjustment screw that you can loosen and slide it forward or backward to get it back in range. Did you put a TC drop or a body lift on recently? That can throw it out of whack.

4 is the screw, 5 is the rod that needs adjustment.

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Old 01-20-2013, 07:09 AM   #3
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Like BLK00TJ said there is an adjustment screw for it to slide it. I had to slide mine out when i got a suspension lift on my jeep not to long ago and now i can shift to both 4H and 4L with no problem
you wouldn't understand its a jeep thing
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:10 PM   #4
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I didn't put any sort of lift or anything in it (yet) but I did get slightly bigger tires. I went from 30 inch bald street tires to 31 inch mud terrains which are closer to 32"s with the tread. I don't know if that will make a difference. It was always rough to shift into even when i bought it though. But thanks for the help, when this 0 degree weather ends ill give it a look.
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