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Unread 02-13-2013, 09:32 PM   #1
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2000 xj won't move in any gear, and won't hold in park

Hello. I am new to jeepforum. I purchased an xj over the summer with 125k on it. Now it won't move in any gear and it won't hold in park. The issue started after the "blizzard" we had here last week. I used 4wd often before they were able to plow my roads. I was driving to work after the storm in 2h, but it felt like the truck was still in 4wd. I moved the shifter for the t-case between 2h and 4h and then i had no gear. The t-case is now very difficult to move from 2h, and once its out of 2h, it wont grab anything. It just moves freely. I have the 231 t-case. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you

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Unread 02-14-2013, 05:43 AM   #2
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You need to explain the conditions the car was driven in 4H mode, e.g., speed, road condition, etc.
it does sound like your TC is damaged internally but you may want to look and see if there anything obviously broken around the linkages.
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Unread 02-14-2013, 10:11 AM   #3
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The only times I put into 4h was when I had to get through the snow that wasn't plowed yet. I never went above 10mph in 4h. I just crawled through the snow until I got to a clear road. Then I would put it back into 2h
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Unread 02-14-2013, 11:09 AM   #4
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It could be a linkage problem. Crawl under there and see if the linkage is slipping and leaving the T/C between gears. Use a screwdriver or channel locks and move the T/C mechanism manually. Then re-adjust the linkage.
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Unread 02-14-2013, 01:01 PM   #5
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I checked underneath, and it's definitely the linkage. It looks like something broke off right past the t-case shifter.
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Unread 02-14-2013, 01:04 PM   #6
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It looks like a rubber grommet wore out and the shifter linkage fell out
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Unread 02-14-2013, 01:43 PM   #7
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Instead of even trying to rebuild the stock transfer case linkage, just rebuild it.

It simplifies it, and makes everything easier. Here's a writeup. Feel free to ask any questions, and i should be able to answer them.

http://www.bsfab.net/?p=26

I just finished rebuilding my 242 linkage, and it works so much nicer than the stock linkage.

The sound you probably hear is the broke linkage getting hit by the front yoke of the T-case when it spins around.

Try to adjust your T-case with an adjustable so you can see if the transfer case is fine and the linkage is just shot.
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Unread 02-14-2013, 01:45 PM   #8
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If the linkage is out of adjustment or worn, the t-case cold be in neutral. That would act like you discribe. The grommet you mention may be plastic. Should be able to fix that easily then try the t-case.
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Unread 02-14-2013, 02:09 PM   #9
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Instead of even trying to rebuild the stock transfer case linkage, just rebuild it.

It simplifies it, and makes everything easier. Here's a writeup. Feel free to ask any questions, and i should be able to answer them.

http://www.bsfab.net/?p=26

I just finished rebuilding my 242 linkage, and it works so much nicer than the stock linkage.

The sound you probably hear is the broke linkage getting hit by the front yoke of the T-case when it spins around.
I made my own linkage based on that writeup. Its been running well. Not too hard to make the bracket either if you got the tools. Easy enough for me that I plan on making a kit out of it.

You can also get a linkage rebuild kit from a dealer, if it is not too far rusted.
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Unread 02-14-2013, 08:49 PM   #10
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The linkage is still in good shape. I just ordered the rebuild kit. Thanks for all the replies.
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