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Unread 01-04-2007, 07:18 AM   #1
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'93 ZJ stuck t-case shifter

I'm over from the YJ board with my "inherited" ZJ with 188k miles. It's an "extra" vehicle from my family in the city that brought it to me in the country after a friend crashed my wife's A4. We live in snow country (north NY) and need to get this thing going.
Thanks to you all, I found out yesterday why it wouldn't start. I went home and did the key-on, key-off, key on thing and it started right up! Thanks.
This ZJ probably hasn't been in 4H or L in it's life. The shifter or something downline from there is stuck. Any ideas?
Otherwise, the "Dutchess" is a pretty clean ride with a sweet running 4.0. I'll never get up our driveway without that 4WD though.... Thanks, C.

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Unread 01-04-2007, 07:33 AM   #2
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Bought mine from the city. Same thing, never used the tc shifter. It was just the cable siezed
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Unread 01-04-2007, 07:37 AM   #3
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It's not like my '85 Cherokee was? I don't recall a cable. Will I be able to oil it or is it a replace job? Also, this ZJ is an auto trans... Thanks, C.
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Unread 01-04-2007, 07:47 AM   #4
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I'm not sure about the zj, mines a wj, but i pulled the console ouy went to the local bicycle shop and borrowed theyre little pump with a tiny tip they use. Took about a half hour to free it up. Mind you , all the crap is still in there so im not sure how long this fix will work, but so far so good
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Unread 01-04-2007, 11:38 AM   #5
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you should be able to get it free, but if u need a new one i have extra linkage from a NP249 (4 all time, Neutral, 4LO) is displayed on bezel
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Unread 01-04-2007, 11:42 AM   #6
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There is linkage on the top of the TC that connects to the handle inside - it may have become siezed so start there.
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Unread 01-04-2007, 01:21 PM   #7
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stuck TC linkage

Should I attack from inside the vehicle or under? Just trying to save time as I get started... Thanks all, C.
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Unread 01-04-2007, 02:32 PM   #8
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Under the vehicle. Start with PB Blaster, then after you have freed it up, wipe off and lube it. I used lithium grease (white grease). My ZJ is a 94 automatic. I also live in the city and the salt the crap out of the streets.
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