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Unread 05-23-2013, 04:54 PM   #76
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Did you try doing connecting the vacuum on the other port?

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Unread 05-23-2013, 05:39 PM   #77
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I haven't done that yet because we've been having heavy rain all day. Hopefully, it'll let up tomorrow morning.
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Unread 05-30-2013, 12:32 PM   #78
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I did try to connect to the other port and when I tried to pull off the vac line, the port snapped right off. When I looked at the end of the vac line (that was connected to the port) there was a whole mess of rust inside. At this point, it's probably safe to assume the shift motor no longer works. I'll replace it at the beginning of next month when I get my check.
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I did try to connect to the other port and when I tried to pull off the vac line, the port snapped right off. When I looked at the end of the vac line (that was connected to the port) there was a whole mess of rust inside. At this point, it's probably safe to assume the shift motor no longer works. I'll replace it at the beginning of next month when I get my check.
Yeah probably. If you use your vacuum puller it'll tell you if it works or not. But at the point it's a wash. Not really any good if you can't connect a hose to it.

If you need 4x4 you can take the cad off and remove the circle clips that hold the shift fork in place. You slide the shift fork over to the left I believe and replace the e clips. Slide the collar in the axle over and reinstall the cad. That will lock the front shafts together giving you 4x4. You can do this permanently if you'd like. There are no adverse effects on tire or x case wear. TJs and some XJ's use solid shafts which do the same thing.
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Unread 05-30-2013, 12:44 PM   #80
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I can drive on asphalt without it screwing things up? If so, then why have I always heard its bad to drive on dry surfaces (asphalt, concrete) with 4wd drive engaged?
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I can drive on asphalt without it screwing things up? If so, then why have I always heard its bad to drive on dry surfaces (asphalt, concrete) with 4wd drive engaged?
That's only if the xcase is engaged. It's fine to drive in 2wd with the axle locked together like I mentioned. That's my bad. I always forget the details like that.

Xcase in 4wd with front shafts locked together on a no slip surface(asphalt, concrete) =NO

Xcase in 2wd with front shafts locked together on a no slip surface(asphalt, concrete) =OK
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So I can just use the 4wd shifter like I would normally under no slip and slippery conditions. I would just lose the indicator light?
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So I can just use the 4wd shifter like I would normally under no slip and slippery conditions. I would just lose the indicator light?
Yeah. With the fork locked over its always in 2wd like normal and when you hit the trails you just pull the 4wd shifter and you're off the the races. You will lose the shifter but I'll link you a thread by Anticanman who uses a TJ switch which replaces the one on the tcase that will give you a dash light.

Edit: Here you go
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