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Old 07-18-2011, 03:57 PM   #1
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4wheel drive shifter doesn't feel connected?

99 Sahara - the 4wd shifter does not feel like it is connected to anything, it moves freely. Any ideas on where to start or what to do to get it hooked back up?

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Old 07-18-2011, 06:19 PM   #2
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Sounds like it came loose somewhere on the linkage. My old '99 did this when I tried to force it a little to hard. Look underneath the Jeep up towards the transfer case on the drivers side. You should see the linkage rod system that connects the lever to the actual transfer case. Something is probably loose there.

My 99 ended up being a pivot point for the linkage being disconnected. There was a round pin maybe an inch long that went through a hole and acted as a pivot. This pin came out of the hole. Was a simple fix on mine. Might also help whle your down there looking around to have a helper slowly move the 4wd lever forward and backward. This will help determine where your disconnect is.

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Old 07-18-2011, 07:45 PM   #3
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There are rubber bushings that keep the pivot point in place. Sometimes they were out and the rod falls out. Check them too. Mine was not shaped correctly. I think the lift installer did a bad job of shaping the rod. I modified it slightly and it fit perfect. Look at the rod too. It also has an adjuster. It could have lost the screw and fallen loose.
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:54 AM   #4
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Anyone have a picture of where this link is and what it is suppose to look like? Had an idiot named Larry Tinnon in east alton I'll put in a new engine and I think he disconnected it and didn't hook it back up. Would you disconnect this to put in a new engine? Sorry not very mechanical but learning as I go. Thanks for the help in advance.
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:15 PM   #6
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Ignore the writing on the last one.

This are some random pics I have on hand on my phone that depict or show a good bit of the linkage. I bet you will find one of the pivots missing. You can get a tsb shifter repair part kit at a dealership pretty cheap or just order the pieces. They are hard to find though.
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Thanks golden! Now all of that is on the driverside correct? Relatively easy to get to?
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Yes and yes. ! It's kinda hard to get your head poked up under there. Look from the front of the skid got most of it and the rear for the adjustment.
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lay under it with your feet facing the rear...head about drivers floor board...its all right there,

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