Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: In the Ozarks of Missouri
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Re: No 4 Lo
I had this problem, and it ended up being a bent linkage and loose connections on the shifters themselves. A little tightening and replacing a couple cotter pins out on the trail, and I got it to have 2wd low (like yours is running now) and shift one click further forward to 4wd low. I just left it that way! It was nice to have the 2wd low option - even if it was only to the rear wheels and with one stick! I ran it that way a couple of years till I got a 300 and never burnt anything up or broke anything. In fact, I had to pull the 300 out for some work, and I when I put the 20 back in, it still worked the same way! I am not saying this is the CORRECT way of doing it, I just did it that way to see if it would work or not. It did for me.
If you bend this linkage and get stuck out on the trail with this, take a small hammer and GENTLY tap the top arm into gear while rotating the front driveshaft slightly back and forth. You won't have any problem slipping it out of 4wd low - the problem is just getting it to go in!
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