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Old 04-11-2013, 08:25 AM   #1
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Novak cable shifter

Just got dropped off by brown Santa and the instructions are not clear at all. Anyone have a good write up for the install for a guy learning his jeeps underside but no where near a high functioning mechanic? Thanks for any guidance. It's going on an 06 rubi with 1.25bl mml and its auto. Can't shift past 4 hi now without the help of the jeep gods!

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Just got dropped off by brown Santa and the instructions are not clear at all. Anyone have a good write up for the install for a guy learning his jeeps underside but no where near a high functioning mechanic? Thanks for any guidance. It's going on an 06 rubi with 1.25bl mml and its auto. Can't shift past 4 hi now without the help of the jeep gods!
I have one. It's epicly amazing.... So basicly unbolt your bracket from the inside driver side footwell. Then go under and remove all linkages.


Then bolt the brackets on the tranny and on the footwell. Then just connect the cable to the bottom of the lever. Should be preset length. So install it and see if it works well, if not adjust it

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I think if you crawl under the Jeep and look around the instructions may make some more sense to you. Its not a difficult install. I did mine a while back so giving instructions now would be a little difficult.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:33 AM   #5
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I think if you crawl under the Jeep and look around the instructions may make some more sense to you. Its not a difficult install. I did mine a while back so giving instructions now would be a little difficult.
Took like 40 min tops for me
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Here you go. Lot of other useful knowledge on that site too.
http://stu-offroad.com/engine/novak/novak-1.htm
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Just got dropped off by brown Santa and the instructions are not clear at all. Anyone have a good write up for the install for a guy learning his jeeps underside but no where near a high functioning mechanic? Thanks for any guidance. It's going on an 06 rubi with 1.25bl mml and its auto. Can't shift past 4 hi now without the help of the jeep gods!
I know what you mean, mine was just dropped of yesterday, and those directions do suck, lol. They have an 877 number on the last page, I might give them a call just to find out their hours to see if they are available when I do the install. Their directions don't have a parts diagram, and the wording they use to describe some of the factory parts doesn't match the service manual either. That and the pictures they include in their directions are almost completely black. But the write up at Stu's website is pretty decent, so it shouldn't be too bad.
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It sounds harder to install than it really is. If you want more tips, read my build.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/marc...-221479-2.html
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Considering you have the BL already installed should make it easier.
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Thanks for the input guys. I'm headed to the trails tomorrow and want to try to throw it on tonight but if I can't nail it in an evening ill miss the convoy
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Savvy has instructions on their tech page. That is what I used.
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:35 PM   #12
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not sure ill try it before trip, but did look up under there and pretty sure im aware of the placement maybe it wont bet too bad after all, thanks again for the help!
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How do I disconnect factory linkage from the ends seems like a rubber type nut. Do I just pry those off?
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yes. take a screwdriver and pop them out. You will have to pull carpet if you have it to get to the bolts on old bracket on tub. Pretty simple straight forward deal. Instructions on many websites say you could even do it without dropping skid, but unless you have that optional extra joint or two in your arm, it might not be worth the effort.
Mine will be here Monday so I will be prepped and ready by then.
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How do I disconnect factory linkage from the ends seems like a rubber type nut. Do I just pry those off?
I just finished putting my shifter cable on right now.. Yes, you might not be able to pry them off so twist the bars until they pop off. I was a 1 man band, but if you can get an extra set of hands to help out, do it! It took me about 4 hours but like I said, I did everything by myself with no help so I wasted plenty of time trying to reinstall skid plates, and other junk.



I didn't do any adjustments to my shifter cable and let me tell you, it shifts smoother than goose shit on a glass table Best upgrade I have did so far.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:28 PM   #16
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Found a problem with mine I haven't seen on any of the other writeups. I have an auto 05 LJ and the bracket that attaches to transfer case will not let cable line up with paddle of transfer case. Anybody know if they made 2 brackets? One for auto and one for manual? I will call them tomorrow but for now it looks like I am going to have to heat and bend the cable hole tab at an angle down to the shifter paddle.
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Let us know what u find out.
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Called Brad at Novak and explained the situation. They did indeed have the wrong transfer case bracket in the box and would send out the correct piece today. Great customer service!
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Good deal. Anyone have suggestions on the type of tool used to remove upper screw that didn't remove cross member or plate? That thing is hard as hell to get to with anything I got.
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Good deal. Anyone have suggestions on the type of tool used to remove upper screw that didn't remove cross member or plate? That thing is hard as hell to get to with anything I got.
Upper screw?
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Good deal. Anyone have suggestions on the type of tool used to remove upper screw that didn't remove cross member or plate? That thing is hard as hell to get to with anything I got.
You mean the upper bolt that holds one of the mounts in place? I used a stubby 9/16 wrench connected with another box end wrench to use as leverage. I'd say remove the skid plate and disconnect the drive shaft because it will help you with installing the new shifter cable.
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:45 PM   #22
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yea the top nut holding the factory bracket in place. figured it was kinda obvious for those in a similar situation cause its a biotch!!!! lol
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When I took off skid plate and let everything hang on it's own, the top bolt is easier to get to than the one on the side. You should be able to use a regular lenght 9/16 and go from the top.

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