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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-20-2002, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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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.

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Re: 4x4 shifter chatter on T5 - Is this a problem?

I believe you are referring to the transfer case shifter. Mine used to "shake rattle and roll" all the time, until I replaced the bushing that sits around the bottom of the shifter. Now it sits tight and doesn't make any noises.
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Re: 4x4 shifter chatter on T5 - Is this a problem?

Just put a blob of grease on the linkage, that will shut it up. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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