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06-04-2012 01:32 AM
jyp With the t case as with the tranny, whenever i have to force too much, i take it as a sign that something's not well aligned. I suspect its not good to force anything.

Advance an inch or two and try again usually does the trick for me.
06-04-2012 12:27 AM
Mansizedtarget Agreed on that last part, but switching out those bushings sounds like a major project.
06-03-2012 09:23 PM
SilverSport
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Originally Posted by Mansizedtarget View Post
Turned out this was far from "perfectly normal." The bushing on the inside of the 4wd shifter was cracked and had to be replaced. This apparently is not too uncommon a problem. Thankfully it was replaced on warranty. There's apparently a lot of debate on whether this is a fail safe device to protect the transfer case or an engineering failure. If it happens again, I'll probably get the beefed up advance adapters shifter cable.
Alot of folks carry a couple of spare bushings in their glovebox so when this happens they can do a quick fix.

BTW: Still doesn't require a lot of effort to shift into 4 HI when the bushings aren't broken.
06-03-2012 09:18 PM
Mansizedtarget It was funny! I picked that name for a website when I started a blog about ten years ago. I just always liked the euphemistic quality, as in, "I can hit a mansizedtarget at 500m."
06-03-2012 08:34 PM
JIMBOX Thanx for the ignore !


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Originally Posted by Mansizedtarget View Post
Turned out this was far from "perfectly normal." The bushing on the inside of the 4wd shifter was cracked and had to be replaced. This apparently is not too uncommon a problem. Thankfully it was replaced on warranty. There's apparently a lot of debate on whether this is a fail safe device to protect the transfer case or an engineering failure. If it happens again, I'll probably get the beefed up advance adapters shifter cable.
--JIMBO
06-03-2012 08:24 PM
Mansizedtarget
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Originally Posted by daggo66 View Post
Perfectly normal.
Turned out this was far from "perfectly normal." The bushing on the inside of the 4wd shifter was cracked and had to be replaced. This apparently is not too uncommon a problem. Thankfully it was replaced on warranty. There's apparently a lot of debate on whether this is a fail safe device to protect the transfer case or an engineering failure. If it happens again, I'll probably get the beefed up advance adapters shifter cable.
05-10-2012 08:23 AM
JIMBOX Hey Mst-don't I know you ?


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Originally Posted by Mansizedtarget View Post
When I shift from 2H to 4H it's a very light feeling, almost no pressure required on the shifter. Is that normal? Other cars I've had required a lot more force to go from 2H to 4H. 4L still requires a little more force, though all of it is very light and smooth.


Heh Heh, just lookin at your avatar !

JIMBO
05-10-2012 08:20 AM
daggo66 Perfectly normal.
05-10-2012 08:05 AM
Mansizedtarget When I shift from 2H to 4H it's a very light feeling, almost no pressure required on the shifter. Is that normal? Other cars I've had required a lot more force to go from 2H to 4H. 4L still requires a little more force, though all of it is very light and smooth.
02-26-2012 09:07 PM
jeepkingtn
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Originally Posted by SilverRubi

Doesn't work on my Rubicon. Believe me I have tried it. The end result is gnashing of gears. What does work (everytime): Jeep stopped, transmission in Neutral, clutch out. Shifts into 4LO as smooth as silk.
Same thing going back.
I've experienced the same thing. On my 2009 JKU you had to be rolling to shift into 4-lo but w/ my new 2012 Rubicon you'll grind it if you're rolling, if you're stopped it's easy.
02-26-2012 08:19 PM
SilverSport
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Originally Posted by kbwwolf View Post
To shift into 4H you can be stationary or moving.

Shifting from 4H to 4L or back, you wanna be rolling 2-3 mph, with transmission in N. Make sure shift firmly from 4H to 4L (or back) without pausing at N on the transfer case. Once you're in gear, let off the clutch or shift into D and you're good to go.
Doesn't work on my Rubicon. Believe me I have tried it. The end result is gnashing of gears. What does work (everytime): Jeep stopped, transmission in Neutral, clutch out. Shifts into 4LO as smooth as silk.
Same thing going back.
02-26-2012 02:46 PM
CharTay
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Originally Posted by daggo66

Actually you can shift into 4H up to 50 mph and you should be rolling no more than 3 to 4 mph.
K sorry 50 Haha my bad! And I always just stop to shift into 4 low
02-26-2012 02:40 PM
daggo66
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Originally Posted by CharTay View Post
To go into 4 hi u can br going like 20 and shift it in 4 low u should be stopped
Actually you can shift into 4H up to 50 mph and you should be rolling no more than 3 to 4 mph.
02-26-2012 02:34 PM
CharTay To go into 4 hi u can br going like 20 and shift it in 4 low u should be stopped
02-26-2012 02:13 PM
daggo66
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Originally Posted by dacritterguy View Post
Hoping I could pop this question in as I saw kbwwolf's comment about being in motion when shifting to 4WH.....and I've only had my jeep 5 months now (LOVING IT). Anyway....just wanted to confirm then that I should be in motion...coasting slowly?....when shifting to/from 4/2WD? Some have told me to be stationary...some say it doens't matter. :-S Clearing this up would be awesome. Thanks!
Take out your DVD and go over the 4WD section in your owner's manual or download it from Jeep.com. There is a lot of valuable information in that section that every Wrangler owner should make themself familiar with.
02-26-2012 12:37 PM
firehawk
shift delay

hi, my 07 jeep wrangler and my current 2012 shift in or out with no
delay ..could be 4 wheel shift cable needs to be replaced it costs about
$50.00
02-26-2012 12:32 PM
dacritterguy Sweet....thanks guys!
02-26-2012 11:53 AM
Cold I can say that this crossed my mind a couple days ago. My Jeep seems to go right into 4hi but it seems to take a few seconds to disengage.
02-26-2012 11:45 AM
kbwwolf
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Originally Posted by dacritterguy View Post
Hoping I could pop this question in as I saw kbwwolf's comment about being in motion when shifting to 4WH.....and I've only had my jeep 5 months now (LOVING IT). Anyway....just wanted to confirm then that I should be in motion...coasting slowly?....when shifting to/from 4/2WD? Some have told me to be stationary...some say it doens't matter. :-S Clearing this up would be awesome. Thanks!
To shift into 4H you can be stationary or moving.

Shifting from 4H to 4L or back, you wanna be rolling 2-3 mph, with transmission in N. Make sure shift firmly from 4H to 4L (or back) without pausing at N on the transfer case. Once you're in gear, let off the clutch or shift into D and you're good to go.
02-26-2012 11:29 AM
cocky grin To get into 4hi it doesnt matter if your moving or not for 4low u put your jeep in N coast at 3-5 and pull it down at a stedy pace to 4llow
02-26-2012 11:27 AM
dacritterguy Hoping I could pop this question in as I saw kbwwolf's comment about being in motion when shifting to 4WH.....and I've only had my jeep 5 months now (LOVING IT). Anyway....just wanted to confirm then that I should be in motion...coasting slowly?....when shifting to/from 4/2WD? Some have told me to be stationary...some say it doens't matter. :-S Clearing this up would be awesome. Thanks!
02-26-2012 09:51 AM
Megafriday 0.037 seconds
02-26-2012 09:45 AM
cocky grin Gottcha gottcha thanks everyone!
02-26-2012 09:25 AM
IP0VV3R
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Originally Posted by cocky grin

Yea I'm going by the dash light. I'm thinking it may just be laggy but idk I just wanted to make sure
The light is most likely delayed. Mine has a few second delay, you just have to listen for it to change
02-26-2012 09:22 AM
dwindeck If the action of the shift lever feels normal (like the other jeeps) then I would say it's just an elec. delay to the light. It's an all mechanically engaged system.
02-26-2012 09:15 AM
cocky grin
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Originally Posted by dwindeck
Or are you just going by when the dash light is lit?
Yea I'm going by the dash light. I'm thinking it may just be laggy but idk I just wanted to make sure
02-26-2012 09:14 AM
dwindeck Or are you just going by when the dash light is lit?
02-26-2012 09:13 AM
kbwwolf
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Originally Posted by cocky grin View Post
so my 07 jk takes a good 20-30secs after pulling the shifter lever gear puller device...idk is there a real name for it? ... while in my moms 2010 jku it instantly goes into 4hi after pulling it down

is it just that mines older or should i be looking into some kind of problem?
thanks!
Joey
The transfer case shifter? It should go right into 4wd. You wanna be moving a few mph when you shift to help the tcase shafts mesh.
02-26-2012 09:12 AM
Beastmaster I have an '07 JKU and it shifts immediately. I am not sure of your problem, hopefully someone smarter than me will chime in.
02-26-2012 09:12 AM
dwindeck ??? They're all the same, on wranglers.
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