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Old 01-08-2013, 02:31 PM   #1
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Wont go in 4lo even after adjusting linkage

I have a rough country 3.25" lift. When I originally installed it I also installed a snotty built xrc8 winch so the front sagged down quite a bit. After I installed 1.25" coil spacer to bring the front back up it no longer shifts into 4lo.

Also I expirence really bad grinding noise in 4wd when doing some offroading. . I adjusted the shifter link and I believe that fixed the grinding problem. But it still won't shift into 4lo. Any advise??

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Old 01-08-2013, 02:34 PM   #2
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:56 PM   #3
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There is a shift guide under the console the you can dremel out so the shifter will work. Maybe not the best way to fix it but it works
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Did the lift come with a transfercase drop? Anything above 2" in suspension lift you need that or SYE/CV driveshaft.
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:36 PM   #5
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How did you adjust the linkage? Proper procedure is to loosen the linkage, put handle in 4lo, manually shift t-case into 4lo, then tighten linkage.
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The best thing to do is spend the money on a Novak cable shifter. My jeep used to do the same thing. Now it shifts like butter! Way worth the money. Or Do exactly what freeskier said.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:35 PM   #7
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Sorry to hijack but after doing my 2" lift (coil spacers and shocks) I have a hard time keeping it into 4lo. Also when I do get it in it has the tendacy to pop out and go into neutral. Im new to Jeeps so how do I adjust the linkage?
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:18 PM   #8
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see the first picture there? You need to loosen that bolt, thats where the adjustment is made. Put the transfer case handle in the 4 lo position, manually shift the transfer case into 4 low. Put a socket on the transfer case bolt where the bracket meets the transfercase( I think its a 9/16th). The bracket should face up towards the bottom of the jeep. and then retighten the bolt that controls the adjustment.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:05 PM   #10
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I was able to adjust the linkage and it now goes into 4 lo. The indicator light for 4lo still does not turn on.

Also the 4 hi still has that grinding noise at times like its slipping or not able to catch.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:55 PM   #11
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Played with it more. If I position the lever halfway between 2hi and 4hi it goes and doesn't slip. If I pull it all the way back to 4hi it slips. But 4lo works good in this position.

I'm not doing any heavy offroading till spring lol so I have time
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The best thing to do is spend the money on a Novak cable shifter. My jeep used to do the same thing. Now it shifts like butter! Way worth the money. Or Do exactly what freeskier said.
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