Re: New TJ shift problem
The dealers reaction: Gee, we've never heard of that, must be something wrong." "But we don't know what to fix!"
"Most folks don't drive the Rubicon off road anyway."
It's not just during flex, on a flat uphill it does it too.
I was hoping someone had an easy cure. You should be able to shift into any gear at any time no matter what the vehicle's position.
Last time it happened was on a steep but very long sandy hill. Took a run at it in 3rd Hi, backshifted to 2nd, then 1st. Ended up dug in on the hillside - on purpose so I could try crawling the rest of the way in Lo. Went to 4 LO and it jammed in Neutral - flat, not flexed, just pointing uphill. STUCK!
Took awhile, maybe 20 minutes of fiddling, but finally got it into something, then at least I could get it moving again.
Seems like there's 3 moving things involved - body, frame, and tranny, all moving independantly.
Since there doesn't seem to be an acceptable answer, guess I'll have to come up with a dual cable shifter if I keep it on the body, or move it all to the t-case itself.
A cable system wouldn't be affected by the misalignments. I was hoping there was one already.
I won't be moving the T-case down, if anything, the RE Long Arm's flat skid plate moves it up.