4x4 Lever Stuck
So last week, my XJ finally gave up the ghost. Fortunately, a YJ stepped in to fill the gap. I've spend the week fixing a few obvious problems - a botched clutch install, dry rotted tires, basic Idiotic Former Owner [IFO] stuff - but there's one thing I haven't been able to figure out: the 4x4 engagement lever doesn't move. My first thought is that there's something wrong with the transfer case or linkage, but I'm coming from a 92 XJ automatic to a 94 YJ manual, so I thought I should check my bases.
All I should need to do to change into 4H is pull the lever straight back, right? And I should be able to do it in neutral, or while in gear and driving, just like my XJ, yes? I don't need to, whatever, push a button or pull the lever upward or something?
Assuming I'm doing everything right, what's next? Look up between the TC and the tub to see if anything's in the linkage? Visually check over the function of the TC? Can I just unscrew the transmission access panel in the passenger compartment and look through there?
Thanks. I'm loving my YJ so far, but it sure would be nice to take it wheeling!