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Unread 11-01-2008, 11:49 PM   #1
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NP231 Linkage removal

Trying to find out how to remove the linkage from the range shifter. Cant seem to get mine off and need to do so to replace the unit. also the wonderful book says the piece is attached by a bushing, and i dont feel much of a bolt there so i am guessing that is true, how do i remount it to the new range shifter?

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Unread 11-02-2008, 12:30 AM   #2
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hey, the shifter linkage is attached to a bracket by a single bolt that does in fact go through a bushing before it goes through the linkage. to remove the whole thing there are 2, 1/2 inch nuts on top of the tranny and then one bolt on the drivers side of the tranny (maybe 9/16th's) and then the bolt that goes through the bushing that holds the actual linkage to the bracket. if your trying to get the lnkage disconnected from the tranny it is a simple single nut.

(all this info is from a 92 4cyl YJ with an AX5 tranny)
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Unread 11-02-2008, 01:17 AM   #3
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no nut holding the linkage piece to the shifter itself at the bottom of it and thats where I need to remove it and to remove the shifter housing and then reattach it to the new housing.


I have already tried removing the top 2 bolts and the bottom bolt but can not slide it off the other bolt until the linkage is removed which means i cant take the unit off either
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Unread 11-02-2008, 04:07 PM   #4
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Anyone have anything for me?
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Unread 11-02-2008, 07:58 PM   #5
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Is that piece in the photo from a '95 yj? It looks nothing like the one I removed from mine.
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Unread 11-03-2008, 11:32 AM   #6
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i am assuming, its from a different post from my other section related to this problem, but the new one i have sitting here looks close to the same as this one
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Unread 11-03-2008, 12:03 PM   #7
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Mine were bushings and the shift linkage just pressed into them. I just pressed them out and pressed them back in.
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Unread 11-03-2008, 09:26 PM   #8
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right, guess thats my next step to try
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Unread 11-04-2008, 07:45 AM   #9
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gonna throw this out there..... there's a 4th bolt holdong the shifter bracket on the trans/t-case. it's actually one of the t-case mounting bolts, up behind the shifter bracket. did you remove it? also, the linkage should just pull out of that shifter
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Unread 11-09-2008, 07:35 PM   #10
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so after removing the linkage, it did pull out with some force from the bushing i changed the unit out, removed the bushing and put it in on the new unit and then pressed the linkage thing back into it. There is more play than my other one had, not alot though. It shifts into 4hi and netural but will not stay in 4 low, it doesnt shift far enough to get in completely, i didnt think that the linkage moved since it was pretty rusted into that piece that holds it to the shifter, but it must have, right? Can anyone else think of something different it could be?
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Unread 11-10-2008, 08:26 AM   #11
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so after removing the linkage, it did pull out with some force from the bushing i changed the unit out, removed the bushing and put it in on the new unit and then pressed the linkage thing back into it. There is more play than my other one had, not alot though. It shifts into 4hi and netural but will not stay in 4 low, it doesnt shift far enough to get in completely, i didnt think that the linkage moved since it was pretty rusted into that piece that holds it to the shifter, but it must have, right? Can anyone else think of something different it could be?
You just need to adjust the linkage now. There is a aluminum block with a single bolt in it. One end of the block presses into the bushing on the shifter. If you loosen the bolt, the shift linkage can lengthen or shorten. To me, from the way you describe it, you linkage is too short.

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Unread 11-10-2008, 10:57 AM   #12
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yep thats what i was thinking, my problem was when trying to remove the linkage before I did remove that bolt and try to push the linkage bar out that way but its in there, the hammer didnt move it, or atleast i thought it didnt move it but it must have so if its good and rusted in there then what, try banging it back through some with a hammer? I really didnt think i moved it but I am between 1/4in to 1/2in short!
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Unread 11-10-2008, 02:05 PM   #13
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Well that is definatly rusted on there and isnt moving, even after 2 days of PB Blaster, and even trying to add pressure using a jack and my frame, just wont budge to let me move the damn thing in and out to adjust the linkage. So where do I find the replacement linkage, everytime i search it i get stuff about getting a novak, but I dont want one at this time, just want to get it fixed and done for a little while. So if anyone has or knows where to get the linkage itself, please let me know, if you have one for me, it must not be froze in there like mine currently is.

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Unread 12-22-2008, 02:53 AM   #14
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Heyas,
So ok, my 93 YJ won't disengage out of 4LO. And there is suddenly play in the 4WD shifter stick. And I'm actually able to pull the stick UP a few inches.
It's firmly attached to the square shaft on the shifter assembly, so that black plastic "isolator" part is fine.
I looked under and saw that big bolt(3/4"?) on the transfer case shifter assembly (as seen in schecterguy's images in this thread)
is MISSING. It must have backed itself out, I guess? Anyway, can someone tell me what size/length...part number? it is? Can I maybe
just pick one up at the hardware store? As opposed to paying a ridiculous amount for the OEM one from the Jeep dealer. (I tried looking for the bolt on the ground(snow!)
where this happened, but no luck)
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