Re: T-case Stuck in Neutral
This just happened tome last weekend. Let me see if I can explain how I solved my problem. First I removed the rubber shifter boot inside the sammi, along with the shifter knob. Below that boot is a smaller one, remove that one and slide it up and off. Now you are looking at a metal cap with two small slots in it. This cap has to be depressed and rotated counter clockwise about 1/8 turn, it is spring loaded and will pop up a little. remove the shifter lever to get to the two rods inside the transfer case. There is a notch in each rod. These two notches will have to be lined up and towards the front of the vehicle. This will be neutral. I used a LARGE flat blade screw driver to accomplish this on mine. Put your shifter back in with the small ball shape at the end into the hole that these two notches have created. Now move your shifter as if you are putting your transfer case into 2 HI. there you have your sammy back on the road.
I know it may sound complicated, but it only took me about 30 minutes to take it apart and put it back together.
While I was working on mine.. There was alot of build up under the LITTLE boot. I did everything I could to keep all this dirt from going down into the transfer case. I did not want to cause another problem. I also replaced my gasket at the base of the shifter. Mine was worn out. This is a little black flat "O" ring. I went with an aftermarket orange one. Hope it works...bought it from a guy on E-bay.
I hope all my rambling helps.
Turn it till it breaks, then back off 1/4 turn
1986 Suzuki Samurai JX
2000 Suzuki Esteem seats
2" Calmini S/R