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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-08-1999, 03:15 AM
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cant get it in out of 4wd

a buddy of mine just rerlize he has been drivin in 4wd the whole time he has had his jeep its a 80 cj7,so i tried to help him,but even i cant get it out the shifter moves freely but it just dont want to got in 2wd it feels like its ther but its not help

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-08-1999, 07:58 AM
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Re: cant get it in out of 4wd

[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/shocked.gif[/img] This is not good. Two different FWDs that I have bought were stuck in FWD. One of them had the bearing fits so wallowed out in the transfer case that we could not even rebuild it. Had to drop-kick it into the iron pile out in back of the shop. The other one was our Quadra-Trac, which did not; due to their unusual construction; suffer any ill efects. We did not have the low gear attachment in the QT otherwise it may have been a lot worse. Usually, if the Jeep has been in FWD for a long time they will not come out because the sliding clutches have little grooves worn in the teeth from so much strain. You can jack the Jeep wheel front and one rear...and try to move the lever that way, but it is sometimes just hopeless. If it is a single lever case, separate the shift rails from the single lever setup and try to move it that way. By the way....does this Jep have locking hubs in front? If the hubs were unlocked all this time, there will be little, if any, harm done to the transfer case. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] By the way Doughboy.....when I was fueling at a local station on Saturday, a guy pulled up on a 1947 Harley-Davidson tank shift open SHOWROOM condition....not just restored...SHOWROOM condition. It looked BRAND NEW! Made me sort of yearn for my 1939 Ariel Square-Four.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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Re: cant get it in out of 4wd

One thing you might want to try is get the Jeep to a gravel, dirt, or sand parking lot. Something that will let the tires slip. Then drive forward on the gravel and try to shift it into 2WD... No good? Then try backing up on the gravel for a ways then pull forward again and try to put it in 2WD again (backing up is what the manual recommends if you have trouble shifting the t-case)


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Re: cant get it in out of 4wd

Put the jeep on jacks all around. Then try to unlock the locking hubs(if equiped) then spin the rear tires by hand and pull the lever out of 4 wheel.

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Re: cant get it in out of 4wd

I've had good luck putting the Jeep in reverse and idling backwards while holding pressure on the xfer case shifter. Then goose the gas and let up and the backlash will take the strain off the gears and it pops right out.

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