Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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4x4 shifter chatter on T5 - Is this a problem?
My '84 CJ7 (258) w/T5 tranny has recently started making a chattering sound that I know is coming from the 4x4 shifter arm/linkage (not main gear shifter). When driving along at highway speeds the shift arm is vibrating a fair amount causing the noise. When I hold on to it, it quiets down as you would expect. My main concern is whether this is an indication of a problem or pending problem. Can the shifter be adjusted/tighted. If so how/where.
I have a shift boot over it that does hold it somewhat but not enough. It usually only does this in 2wheel drive, not in 4x. The T5 was rebuilt about 20,000 miles ago and is not displaying any other symptoms of problems. I do not do any significant wheeling in it so trail damage is not likely.
Any info or comments greatly appreciated.