transfer case pops out of gear, Help!
for a backgound i am 16 years old and in the past 4 days me and a freind have pulled the motor and put in a diffrent motor and transmission in my 1987 jeep wrangler yj automatic . new radiator and new lines going to everything, new water pump, we have the motor running like a top. im really satisfied with the motor and glad that all of the work has paid off with that part of it.
But i went to take it on the first drive and i can get up to about 30 mph and there is a horrible grinding/whineing sound that comes from the transfer case. This is the origional transfer case. I know that it has to be the transfer case because the motor and transmission are good. it came from an AMC eagle and we drove the car before we pulled the motor.
Right now i dont have the 2H-4L-4H shifting linkage hooked up, i can reach the little thing that turns with a 7/16 wrench and turn it. I put dextron III transmission fluid in the transfer case.
Im not scared to tear into the trasfer case it if i have to, maybe there is a place that i can send it to be rebuilt?? although i would like to hear what your guys opinion is before i do. Maybe it is something simple that i am overlooking.
Thanks, this project has been a learning experience for me and i would love to get this thing running now that i have invested so much work, time, and money into it.