NP231 linkage question.
I have swapped an AX15 and NP231 from a 95 yj into my 89 YJ. The only thing left is connecting the transfer case shift rod.
The rod is connected to the transfer case, but not connected to the shifter. On the shifter, the bushing is there, and on the rod I have the trunnion with the nipple that needs to go into that bushing.
It all seems to be adjusted correctly, as the rod and the bushing line up perfectly, only problem is....I can't get the rod to go into the bushing. I have gotten it lined up and tried pliers, I wedged a screwdriver through the crossmember and tried prying it on, I've tried tapping it in with a hammer.
Does anybody have a suggestion on how to get this to go in?
I have searched, and found one post where a somebody said that there is a special tool? Does anybody know what tool they mean?