Shifter Assembly Replace - Quick Questions
04 GC Limited, 4.7, 5-45RFE, Quadra-Drive.
I'm replacing the Shifter mechanism today (hopefully) and plan to use the wjjeeps site for this. When looking at the site it shows how to remove the floor console however I haven't found anything on removing the shift assembly itself. The floor console and negative battery cable are removed so now the fun begins. Any way, while looking at the assembly the hook ups look pretty simple but I have a few specific questions. Pretty mechanically inclined, do most of my own work, but am also experienced at charging headstrong before all the facts are known. Thus this post....
1) On the transfer case shifter is there a trick to getting the cable (metal loop) fitting off the post for the shifter? On the factory it looks to be plastic and on my replacement it is metal with a small indentation about 1/8" from the end. Or is that plastic part on the OE just a retention cap. Just want to be sure before tearing into it. On the tranny shifter it looks like just removing the small bolt and graduated plate.
2) For the electrical plug on the back. The clip holding it in place is on the bottom. Is it one of those you pull out the red tab or does it flip up or down? I haven't looked that close yet but figured I'd ask here before doing this, I do tend to get a little forceful when things heed my progress, and don't want to screw it up.
3) Remove the bolts holding the assembly in place before removing cables or just loosen them and remove after?
Any other tips or usefull information to make this painless as possible on me would be appreciated. Thanks, Jeff.
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