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post #1 of 10 Old 10-03-2015, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
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2 high

Transfer case won't stay in 2 high. I set it up as per the manual. Thought it was the transfer case so I changed it. Same thing. Anybody have the same issue?

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post #2 of 10 Old 10-03-2015, 10:00 AM
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What is it doing that it won't stay in 2H?

Check your motor mounts and trans mount.
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post #3 of 10 Old 10-03-2015, 01:38 PM
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Here's how the factory suggests you shift the transfer case and I've been doing this since these things were new and I worked at the dealership. Quoted from the owner's manual. The suggestions in CAPS are mine.

"To engage, shift the transfer case lever from 2H to 4H while the vehicle is moving at any legal speed". I LET OFF THE GAS, THROW THE LEVER, TAP THE GAS AND LET OFF.

4L position: " To engage, slow the vehicle to 2-3 MPH , shift the transmission to Neutral, then shift the transfer lever to the right and pull firmly rearward to 4L".

TO SHIFT OUT OF 4L, SHIFT THE TRANSMISSION INTO NEUTRAL WITH THE VEHICLE STOPPED, SHIFT THE TRANSFER CASE LEVER TO 2H, THEN THE TRANS TO D IF YOU HAVE AN AUTOMATIC, OR INTO FIRST GEAR WITH A MANUAL, AND CONTINUE ON.

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Also this, along with checking mounts first.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHp2hdvZ4oY

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when driving in 2 hi it will start grinding when I pull the shifter up to 4 wheel drive it's fine. 4 wheel drive works great. Linkage problem?
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when driving in 2 hi it will start grinding when I pull the shifter up to 4 wheel drive it's fine. 4 wheel drive works great. Linkage problem?
One way to find out...

Check the adjustment and condition of the linkage.

Have you checked your motor and trans mounts as suggested?

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I have replaced the driver side motor mount and the tranny mount is intact. Does this look right it seems to have too much angle?
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I have now replaced the tranny mount no change still wanting to jump out of 2 wheel drive
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post #9 of 10 Old 11-26-2015, 10:24 PM
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Your linkage is all messed up. Replace it and you won't have any issues. In bare minimum, start with linkage bushings, but seems to me linkage has been pulled off from the TC side of the bracket so long it is actually bent out of shape.

This is once again a great example of people spending extra money on parts (new junkyard TC where nothing was wrong with the original one) they don't need, only because no proper diagnosing is done to find out the actual issue.


Btw., when you replace motor or tranny mounts on an XJ (or ZJ/TJ), it is highly recommended to replace all three at once. Certainly never replace just one engine mount, always do them both at the same time.

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Your linkage is all messed up. Replace it and you won't have any issues. In bare minimum, start with linkage bushings, but seems to me linkage has been pulled off from the TC side of the bracket so long it is actually bent out of shape.

This is once again a great example of people spending extra money on parts (new junkyard TC where nothing was wrong with the original one) they don't need, only because no proper diagnosing is done to find out the actual issue.


Btw., when you replace motor or tranny mounts on an XJ (or ZJ/TJ), it is highly recommended to replace all three at once. Certainly never replace just one engine mount, always do them both at the same time.
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