Hey guys, I have a 96 GC with a 5.2 and the 249 transfer case, when I shift it in 4lo the light comes on and everything goes into place, but when I put it back in Drive or reverse from neutral, there's a really bad grinding noise but only in gear, when you put it back in neutral it goes away, does this mean the transfer case is toast or? Ive tried putting it in 4lo at a slow roll in neutral and also with the jeep off. THANKS!
The grinding noise means the t-case is not really in low, so the linkage may need to be adjusted to make sure it actually goes all the way in. When I shift mine I put the auto trans in neutral, stop shut off the motor and then shift .... This was advised by a New venture gear service rep and as long as it goes all the way into low it will not grind this way.
While checking the linkage, have someone in the Jeep move the tc lever and watch the pivot points of the linkage to see if the bushings at the body or transmission are worn out or missing. Unless it slipped, the adjustment rarely needs to be touched. When I had the 249 tc years ago, I shifted it direct from 4hi to 4lo while slowly rolling with the tranny in neutral. It was a firm movement and went in everytime.
Well heres the thing....when I put it in neutral and im rolling, it goes right into 4low no problem, but once I shift back into drive or reverse, it grinds really bad, but put back into neutral the noise goes away? any other ideas?
Oh yeah, I yanked it too hard actually and smashed my elbow into the center console and broke the lid off! yeah, I'm thinking it needs to be adjusted ,going to do that on my day off tomorrow hopefully that fixes it I'll let you guys know!