|Yesterday 10:17 AM|
The problem is that while seeing it from this vantage point is possible, it would be difficult to replace it from that position, especially with a hot exhaust. To replace it, it's easier to be underneath it, which means you're doing it blind.
btw, it's 80 degrees and a topless day here.
|Yesterday 01:38 AM|
Right now it is 22*F outside and I don't feel like crawling around on my back in my unheated garage with partially melted snow dripping from the Jeep to verify the mirror idea.
|12-05-2013 11:43 PM|
|12-05-2013 08:39 PM|
|jeepnut67||I had to do both pieces on mine a week prior to Jeeptoberfest. I removed the skidplate for easier access. On the top, I could not get the shift knob off. Had to hold the console up as much as possible. Barely got it on with my fingertips. Used a socket and extention to tap it in.|
|12-05-2013 08:09 PM|
|12-05-2013 07:47 PM|
|NFRs2000NYC||To those that have replaced this thing....is it something you can do with your hands or did you need to use tools (to pluck out the old broken one?)|
|12-05-2013 07:43 PM|
Subscribed...so I don't forget to get replacements.
So is it still this way in 2014? Why in the hell would something be designed like this to strand owners in an adventure vehicle like a Jeep? Shit, reminds me of how my KTM is engineered.
|12-05-2013 05:50 PM|
|MTNJeep||Thanks guys. The parts on my Mopar shopping list.|
|12-05-2013 05:24 PM|
|12-05-2013 05:07 PM|
|lt721||Exactly right, I replaced mine by feel....|
|12-05-2013 04:59 PM|
Looks to me you would have to replace this by feel or remove the skidplate to see better. let me know if there is a trick to getting to and replacing the bushing.
|12-05-2013 04:18 PM|
Because of this thread, about a year ago I bought 4 extra bushings to stash in my console. Sure enough, on the 2nd day of a 4-day weekend jeep trip last month, 7 hours from home, the bushing at the transfer case broke when I tried to shift into 4L. If I hadn't had a spare, the rest of the weekend would have probably been wasted. The others in my group were amazed when I pulled out the bag of spares. Ten minutes later, I was back in business.
A word of warning, it's somewhat of a pain to get to, especially laying on your back on rough terrain. It beats the alternative of not having 4wd though. If you don't have spares, do yourself the favor and get some, whether they are 40 cents or 4 dollars, it's worth it.
|12-05-2013 02:56 PM|
|NFRs2000NYC||I have like 15 of them in my recovery bag. I think I bought em online for like 40 cents, so I ordered a whole bunch.|
|07-19-2013 01:52 PM|
|LameStory||Picked up a spare the other day because of this thread. But fair warning, either prices have gone up or I got robbed. Mine was nearly $4.00. Still not bad, though, for the peace of mind.|
|07-19-2013 01:33 PM|
|06-23-2013 05:25 PM|
|Jbyrder||This happened to me today on the trails. Luckily one of the guys I was with had already heard about this happening. Ill be replacing it hopefully next weekend|
|06-14-2013 09:01 PM|
You want to clutch (stick shift) or put the trans in neutral before shifting into, or out of, 4-low. The user manual suggest going 2 mph. I like to stop and put it in. If it doesn't slide in I move forward a foot and try again.
It will be the same with the 2013. If you broke it it wouldn't shift into a different mode (2wd, 4hi, 4low). You could tell on the instrument panel and it would behave like the first post.
FROM THE USER MANUAL
2H to 4H or 4H to 2H
Shifting between 2H and 4H can be made with the vehicle stopped or in motion. With the vehicle in motion, the transfer case will engage/disengage faster if you momentarily release the accelerator pedal after complet- ing the shift. Apply a constant force when shifting the transfer case lever.
With the vehicle rolling at 2 to 3 mph (3 to 5 km/h), shift an automatic transmission into NEUTRAL (N), or press the clutch pedal on a manual transmission. While the vehicle is coasting at 2 to 3 mph (3 to 5 km/h), shift the transfer case lever firmly to the desired position. Do not pause with the transfer case in N (Neutral). Once the shift is completed, place the automatic transmission into DRIVE or release the clutch pedal on a manual transmis- sion.
NOTE: Shifting into or out of 4L is possible with the vehicle completely stopped; however, difficulty may oc- cur due to the mating teeth not being properly aligned. Several attempts may be required for clutch teeth align- ment and shift completion to occur. The preferred method is with the vehicle rolling at 2 to 3 mph (3 to 5 km/h). Avoid attempting to engage or disengage 4L with the vehicle moving faster than 2 to 3 mph (3 to 5 km/h).
Failure to engage a position completely can cause transfer case damage or loss of power and vehicle control. You could have a collision. Do not drive the vehicle unless the transfer case is fully engaged
|06-14-2013 06:54 PM|
|en1ma||This still applies to 2013 jku I'm assuming? I was futzing around with the 4wd when I bought my jku the other day and didn't understand the proper procedure for shifting. I went into 4wd then it felt stuck when I tried to move it back into 2h. Didn't want to move. Eventually it did when I went from park to drive but was hoping I didn't do anything wrong. How do I know if I broke this bushing? I'll go order a few... If my shifter is solid and doesn't want to move easily I'm ok?|
|06-14-2013 04:22 PM|
I'm giving this a sticky vote.
|09-03-2011 07:18 AM|
$120 was highway robbery. It sounds like the reason they won't file it under warranty is they known Chrysler won't pay them $120 for this work.
|09-03-2011 06:29 AM|
|jeepkingtn||The are exact same part.|
|09-02-2011 03:55 PM|
|09-01-2011 10:19 PM|
|09-01-2011 08:12 PM|
|09-01-2011 07:43 AM|
|demarpaint||In order to change that bushing you have to be under the vehicle? You can't remove the cover from inside the vehicle and do it? Thanks!|
|09-01-2011 02:36 AM|
Alright, so, assuming that the bushing for the upper connection connecting the shifter to the rod, is the same as the lower connection to the transfer case, then the problem is fixed. i just through one of those bushings on there as hard as I could. really wish it was more mechanical rather than a little piece of plastic...
we'll see how she works. just used my last bushing. need to go get a few more!
haha thanks JK'N... i am sure i will have more questions later.
|09-01-2011 01:38 AM|
|09-01-2011 01:27 AM|
Alrigh I have an issue with this too. I figured out the problem with the plastic bushing underneath the center console that connects the shifter to the rod and replaced it.
NOW i am having a simliar issue. Shifter is loose. Bushing is INTACT. rod is moving when actuated but still... nothing is happening and is completely loose.
What do i gotta do? do i need to access another bushing somewhere? some kind of linkage? if so... how do i get to it? Thanks FELLAS!
|07-06-2011 09:02 PM|
After the embarrassing ride home at the end of a yella strap last weekend from the 4x4 trails I was at, I am going to change that little bushing once a year whether it needs it or not. Changing it was a breeze in the driveway; in a mud hole, not so much.
There was remnants of the old bushing on the pin and the flange of it was still there. It looked more deteriorated from the elements being underneath the truck than abuse. It looks and feels like it is made of nylon and a little experience I have with nylon tells me it won't hold up too long in that environment.
I just got my Jeep a month ago so I donít' know how many may have been changed. I suspect this is the first time. The one I put in yesterday might last three years but based on a reminder in my Outlook it only has 364 more days to go.
BTW, GREAT topic here. This is the one that got me to sign up. I should have looked this up on my BlackBerry while I was waiting on that yella strap. That was bad...
|07-03-2011 06:43 PM|
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