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Old 05-03-2009, 11:46 AM   #1
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4WD Low question/problem

Yesterday, I wanted to make love to my Jeep because she gave me so much pleasure on a trail I went on with with a friend.

Question: On a really rock incline, I put my Jeep in 4 Low before beginning my ascent. On the approach, it couldn't get over this medium rock because it would pop out of 4-Low. I tried this twice but when I did it, I heard a lout thud ( like i hit something ) then it would be disengaged.

On the regular trail, the 4 low worked perfectly. Up and down dirt, rocks, and mild trails, 4 Low work excellently.

On the obstalce course, however, it kept on popping out. I have a stock TJ with a 4' lift, stock axles, and 33s all around. Was there just too much stress on the transfer case thus forcing it to pop out?

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Old 05-03-2009, 02:36 PM   #2
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check the t-case shift linkage, it shouldn't pop out of gear like that. i bet the linkage is just loose.

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Old 05-03-2009, 04:27 PM   #3
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check the t-case shift linkage, it shouldn't pop out of gear like that. i bet the linkage is just loose.
x2 I had to keep pulling back on mine a few times on hill climbs to " lock it in" as the linkage needed adjustment.
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Yep if the linkage slips so it goes out of adjustment, it won't pull the t-case all the way into 4Lo which will allow it to pop out. There is a bolt that holds the linkage together and if that bolt wasn't tightened enough, it will allow it to slip. Get underneath the TJ and while someone works the t-case linkage, watch how it works and you'll quickly see what we're talking about. Loosen that bolt, slide the shifter arm in a little more and then re-tighten the snot out of that bolt. All you need is a half-inch wrench for this job.
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Same with me after I lifted my jeep. There is a bolt that you can loosen underneath the jeep that will allow you to move the linkage. The loud popping you heard was just the transfer case popping out. I am sure you didnt damage anything, but I wouldnt reccomend to keep doing it.
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:41 AM   #6
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You guys are awesome!!!

Does anyone have a pic of this bolt?

You guys rule!! I was getting a little paranoid there : )
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when you put your lift on, did you install a t-case drop?
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Does anyone have a pic of this bolt?
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Mine was the same way . . . adjustments are the way to go!
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Ok how bout this one. When I did my 4" lift, I had to drop the transfer case. There is a bracket that bolts to the linkage mount to drop the linkage to keep it level. That bracket rubs on the linkage from the lever inside the jeep, pushing the linkage out of place. So now anytime I need to shift to 4wd I need to crawl under the jeep and do it manualy. anyone else have this problem? Short of making a new bracket, is there anything I can do to fix this?
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If its the bracket I am thinking of. On some applications, you might need to bend the bracket. I am not sure where I saw this though. It was on some writeup for either a body lift or t-case drop.
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I cant bend the bracket because of how it connects. If I bend it towards the t-case, the linkage will bind and not fit. If I bend it away from the t-case, the problem gets worse.

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