Just bought a ZJ with a 3.5" IRO lift and a bunch of other IRO goodies already installed on it. I previously had a TJ which was all custom down to the custom stretched Matkins Extreme frame, the 7" suspension stretch, and the 11" suspension lift.
This ZJ T-case linkage has me stumped though. I could only engage 4wd Part time and nothing else so I went under and looked at the linkage. The Jeep has a 242 swap done with correct bezel and everything correct on the inside but it seems that the linkage has popped out of its bracket on the transmission side. There is a little green plug type deal that seems like it needs to be pushed back into the hole that it came from so everything can pivot properly. I suppose judging by this picture:
the piece that popped out is called the torque shaft bushing.
The problem is I cant get that little green plug to pop back in no matter what I do! Does anyone have any hints/tricks to get that thing back in there smoothly? Should I take the torque shaft bushing off the torque shaft and put it in THEN put the torque shaft into the bushing? Would this problem even cause me to not be able to get into 4WD full time/neutral/4WD low?
P.S. I did search first, and couldn't find a specific answer to this particular question. I have over 2000 posts on the CTS-V forum over on cadillacforums.come so I know how much you hate when people don't search first!