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I have had my 1988 YJ for 3 months it has had no problems. I haven't driven it for a week. I got in it to drive it, it started right up but i put it into gear and nothing. I can also push the jeep while its in gear. Its a 5 speed. The transfer case it not in neutral. It is not leaking fluid. Any ideas? I let it run for a while to warm up, that didn't help.
 

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Its possible that the shift linkage for the t-case isnt adjusted properly. Even if the lever inside says its in 2wd it might be in neutral.

If you crawl under it and look at the linkage, the last rod back(where it hooks to the t-case), should be back as far as it can go to be in 2wd.

That would be my only guess, unless the clutch is out of it completely.
 

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Yeah I am sure your frustrated!! First you have to crawl under and inspect your transfer case linkage and may have to disconnect and manually shift into 2H. It is all the way forward on your shifter so correlate that to your linkage. Then you are going to have make sure the trans is shifting into a gear. Listening for noises when you try to shift iinto gear (trans). Even if it doesn't move you should hear the gears turning if you rev it up. If your clutch iss so shot that it still won't move it will be time for a clutch kit and a flywheel resurafce or replacement.
 

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Would not be the slave. A bad slave would make it impossible to put into any gear with the engine running. Have you tried putting the transfer case into 4wd, or 4 low to see if it will move?
 

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So after shifting into every possible gear I realized that that rear drive shaft is spinning but that's it. I must have had the rear end brake somehow. Crazy that it worked until I pulled it in the garage. I will be opening the pig sometime soon to see what happened. Oh, so it does work as front wheel drive.
 
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