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Unread 05-07-2011, 08:33 AM   #1
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Any tips to get tcase linkage back together?

On our *final* run up the hill last night my buddy tried to get air and snapped my ujoint strap at the front transfer case yoke.

The driveshaft spun around a bit and started jacking stuff up. Needless to say...I had to drive home in "2 Lo".

Now I'm trying to put it back together and order parts.

The linkage isn't really wanting to go back together with pliers or clamps.

Any advice?

Btw: in fishing, your last cast is always the one that catches a fish. Why is it that the last run always results in damage or getting stuck?

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Unread 05-07-2011, 01:58 PM   #2
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have you opened the tcase?
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Unread 05-07-2011, 02:05 PM   #3
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On our *final* run up the hill last night my buddy tried to get air and snapped my ujoint strap at the front transfer case yoke.

The driveshaft spun around a bit and started jacking stuff up. Needless to say...I had to drive home in "2 Lo".

Now I'm trying to put it back together and order parts.

The linkage isn't really wanting to go back together with pliers or clamps.

Any advice?

Btw: in fishing, your last cast is always the one that catches a fish. Why is it that the last run always results in damage or getting stuck?
When you say linkage, do you mean the rubber piece that connects the linkage to the transfer case? If so, it's not easy, you just have to keep working at it. I'm sure there is somebody who has a secret, but it always took me a long while, just had to be patient.
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Unread 05-07-2011, 02:24 PM   #4
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When you say linkage, do you mean the rubber piece that connects the linkage to the transfer case? If so, it's not easy, you just have to keep working at it. I'm sure there is somebody who has a secret, but it always took me a long while, just had to be patient.
Yeah its the rubber parts. I'm tempted to fab my own replacement.
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Unread 05-07-2011, 04:34 PM   #5
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I figured out that I could get it by peaking over the back and using channel locks.

Add this to the list of crap I'll need to be able to do on the trail.
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Unread 05-08-2011, 04:51 PM   #6
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I figured out that I could get it by peaking over the back and using channel locks.

Add this to the list of crap I'll need to be able to do on the trail.
Good Deal!
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Unread 02-13-2013, 11:51 AM   #7
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Question my XJ I bought has no linkage from transfer case to the selector in the cab. It's a t249 . Naturally the linkages and shenanigans are discontinued, any ideas on fabbing up your own? I don't care if I have to crawl under my jeep to engage. Any ideas welcome
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Unread 02-13-2013, 11:59 AM   #8
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threaded rod and a couple small heims (with female threads) bolted in to the levers.

or even fancier (and easier to adjust).... the center section of a turnbuckle, with male threaded (left and right) heims at each end
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Unread 02-13-2013, 09:19 PM   #9
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Like so. YJames Credited.
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Unread 02-13-2013, 09:22 PM   #10
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And so.
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Unread 02-14-2013, 04:45 AM   #11
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Oh yah major help! Thanks for the pics they helped a ton . I'll definitely go that route this weekend if I can find the parts
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