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
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.
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
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.
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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