I just bought a 01 WJ (with QTII) and the transfer case lever is stuck in 4 All Time. The previous owner said he didn't switch it to 4LO for years - and never took it off road!!
Anyway, I want to get it fixed up and from the reading I've been doing it appears the linkage may be seized up - I tried moving the lever attached to the transfer case underneath manually but it wouldn't move. Not sure if I was at the right thing
Anyway - any one else had this problem? I think I may just need some rust penetration spray and grease it up - but I'm not sure what exactly is seized up.
A picture would be helpful if anyone has a suggestion
I went and checked the TC oil tonight, and it's low. I put my finger inside and couldn't feel a pool of oil - but I could feel the oil in the sides (I just got home). I was planning on changing the TC oil this weekend anyway.
Any by penetration oil - would you recommend WD-40 or something else? Is liquid wrench better?
Rock - what rock ?? I can't see any rocks around here.... oh wait now
im not quite sure about QT but on my 01 with selec-trac, any time you want to shift you have to press down on the shift lever. the handle on it goes down about a half inch and that unlocks it so it can be shifted.
I've got a QTII, just took it around the block and shifted it into 4lo a few times- I didn't have to push down, (cmarjeep is right, selec-trac you have to push down)and it shifted pretty smooth the whole way back ..
So - another update on this. The PB hasn't made a difference, so today I took the center console apart to see if there was anything with the shifter.
Here is a picture of the shifter:
The area I have circled in blue - I'd like to pull that off to see I can then move the lever but it wouldn't come off easy -
The lever circled in red won't move - at all.. I have the car in N as the manual says but that black lever won't move. Not even when trying with a pair of pliers there is a bit of give.. but nothing compared to the same black lever on the other shifter:
Here is the other shifter:
And here it is when you press on the handle (as if you were moving into drive)
I can also move that lever with my finger.
So - is that lever in the first pic suppose to move? If so what would you suggest - a bit of lubricant to try and get it moving? What actually makes that lever move back and forth on the TC shift lever?
You're only as good as the fuel in your tank - Trailbreaker
2001 Grand Cherokee Laredo, 4.0L, QTII, pretty much stock right now
2006 Pontiac G6 GT, 3.5L V6 with 224 hp