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Location: North Central Illinois
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Re: can\'t get zuki back into 2WD
Great pic, Rich. The "sheet" that everyone is referring to is nothing more than a cup that the shifter ball rides upon. What happens is that they get worn, and allow the tip of the shifter to drop down too far, getting the shift forks out of sync. Remove the four boot bolts , and the knob. There is a wire ring on top of the tcase shifter tower that holds the rubber tower boot on. Squeeze the two ends of the ring to remove it and the boot. There is a ring retainer that keeps the shifter ball seated in the tower. If you use two large long screwdrivers , you can push down and rotate it 1/4 turn to unlock it . Once it's unlocked, you can remove the shifter stick.Just pull it straight up , and out of the way . Under that shifter ball is the offending sheet . If it's worn or torn at all , it needs to be replaced . If you look at the two shift rails , there is a half square cutout in the shafts . In the nuetral position , they should be lined up to form a square in the middle . If they are out of line, the sheet has allowed them to get out of sync. Just use one of those big screwdrivers to put them back in line, and replace the entire shifter assembly . Make sure the wire retainer fits into the groove to keep water and dirt out of the tcase . Have fun..