Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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Re: dana 18 shifting pattern and technique
I don't know the shift pattern of a single stick dana 18 but I can answer your other questions. If the driveline is not keeping the jeep from rolling with the engine off, the transfer case should be easy to shift. For shifting the transfer case with an auto, do the following:
To shift the transfer case, stop with the trans in neutral. While holding the brakes firmly, put the transmission in park. Now you can shift the transfer case.
If you get the trans and transfer case in neutral, you will have to turn the engine off to get the trans in park or the transfer case out of neutral. What happens is the transmissions output shaft is spinning and there is no way to stop it if they are both in neutral. The trick is to not let it get to spinning by using the parking prawl to hold it still. You just have to keep the load off the drivetrain while the transmission is in park with the brakes so you can shift the transfer case. It's kind of a long and clumsy explanation but I hope it helps.