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Old 02-19-2014, 07:37 AM
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Put the TJ in 4x4 high, light didn't come on (new switch) it finally came on, took jeep out of 4x4, 4x4 light stayed on... Tried to put jeep into 4 low& it did not engage. Tried to take 4x4 completely off... Jeep is now stuck in neutral? Is this a TC adjustment issue? Is there a write up someone can send me a link to? Jeeps in the road!

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Old 02-19-2014, 10:31 AM   #2
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Body lift?

Did you try adjusting or hand manipulating the TC case linkage from underneath jeep?

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Old 02-19-2014, 10:35 AM   #3
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Yep, sounds like your TC linkage is slipping. If you look underneath you will see the adjustment screw where the inside lever and transfer case shifter meet. Put the handle in the neutral position and tighten that adjuster down.
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Look over the top of the transfer case from the back on the driver's side.
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Old 02-19-2014, 11:14 AM   #5
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That bolt you can see circled in green in the second photo above is the one that can allow the linkage to slip out of adjustment. It takes a 1/2" wrench. Loosen it, pull the rod back into the bracket so it's back in adjustment then tighten the snot out of that bolt so it can't slip again.
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Old 02-19-2014, 01:04 PM
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Thanks guys, I'm going out right now to try to fix it. I work midnights and said eff it, left it in the road by my house and took a nice after shift snooze! It's just snowed a foot and the ground is all slush! This is going it be fun! Fingers crossed.
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Old 02-19-2014, 01:19 PM
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Ok guys..., that nuts missing! Any idea what size bolt it is? Maybe I can find it at the hard ware store. No luck trying to shift by hand....
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Old 02-19-2014, 03:15 PM
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Dealer says it's M6x1.00x20.00
Looks small but we shall see...
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Old 02-19-2014, 03:24 PM
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Yep... Way too small. Gotta love dealers, they sell the parts for the company that built the thing, but have no idea what size it is!
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Old 02-20-2014, 04:52 PM
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Thanks Jerry Bransford as usual!!!! With your help I got the right size bolt! Why call the dealer when we have Jerry! Back on the road!
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You're welcome, it only took a minute or two to look it up on the Mopar parts list. You'd think the dealer parts department guys could do that kind of stuff for us but if you're not a major customer, it's hard to get their attention. It's good to know the part numbers you need before you get to the counter.
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They really need to QA the parts list I can understand one or two years off but for instance ever parts list I have downloaded lists the wrong size/pitch for the nuts on the TJ door hinge pins

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