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Old 03-10-2018, 12:16 PM
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4 Wheel drive linkage adjustment

I have been messing with the linkage adjustment do to the fact when I shift into 4WH it sounds like it is not meshing, in 4WL there is no issue. If I adjust so there is no issue with 4WH I have the not meshing sound in 4WL. I have the cable actuated set up instead of the vacuum. If I have the cad engaged I don't hear it in either one. I initially did it so I didn't have to worry about the vacuum and wanted the 2WL option. I don't know if there is a sweet spot with this or not, anyone else deal with this? I would say there is about .5" of rod sticking through the adjustment bracket.

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the cad is only moving a collar to lock two shafts together and should not affect the transfer case at all. With it catching 4wH cleanly, take note of the 4wl position of the flat final lever that goes into the trans when you have it engaged with the stick, then pop the link out of the lever and see if it travels any further and engages. might be just out of range.

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Keep us posted on this. I'm having the same issues. I wasn't going to worry about it as my intent is to rebuild the transfer case first, THEN worry about it.
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The Factory Service Manual will have a paragraph about adjusting your TC linkage and a diagram. Aftermarket manuals probably have something similar.
There's also a page in the FSM relating to diagnosing any issues.

Some posters here have reported bent linkage causing problems. The linkage is up out of the way and protected from most perils (except some ham-handed PO).

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Everything on mine is in great shape, the linkage has new bushings and shifts good. I have had this thing in every spot and will get the sound in one or the other unless I have the cad engaged. I don't know if it's the back pressure from the front diff. or the pull but no noise when engaged. I would assume that would be correct since the vacuum would have had it engaged if shifted into 4W anyway.
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Is your issue that you can go into 4H initially, then it comes out on its own, or are you just not able to get into 4H at all?
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Is your issue that you can go into 4H initially, then it comes out on its own, or are you just not able to get into 4H at all?
No the issue is not being able to go into 4 wheel drive, I can go into 4WH or 4WL but if I have the cad not engaged one of the two 4 wheel settings will kind of make a little noise like the gears in the transfer case are not meshing but it will be engaged. I can adjust the linkage to get one of the two settings not to make the noise but can't get both of them not to unless the cad is engaged then neither one of them will make it. A lot of times as soon as I go off road I will shift into 4WD but I want pull the cable to engage the front diff unless I come up on something I think needs it. It is really not a problem just a nuisance really. Just curious if anyone else is running the same set up and had to deal with it.

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