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post #1 of 3 Old 12-01-2013, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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Dana 20 Xfer case stuck in 4 Low

Just changed the clutch in my 79 CJ7. When we put the T150 and the Dana 20 xfer case back in I did not notice that the xfer case was in 4 low. Started it up clutch engaged nicely, but it will not come out of 4 low. The plungers are all the way in. Tried to easily pry the plungers forward. No luck. Tried several other recommendations like backing up, shift to neutral, then push on the T Case lever. Nothing. Tried that with hubs locked and unlocked. Drove it (with hubs unlocked) for about 20 miles. Nothing. Tried it on grass and gravel. Still nothing.

Any suggestions?

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post #2 of 3 Old 12-02-2013, 08:12 PM
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My Dana 20 would get stuck in low once in a while. I had to back up slowly and pull on the lever or drive forward. I always got it out but it was sometimes a real pain. I cured mine with a twin stick setup from JB Fab... Much better now. If you do not get it soon I'd drop the drive shafts and try turning it with the output shaft and having someone pull on the lever.

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post #3 of 3 Old 12-02-2013, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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Finally got it unstuck. Had to crawl underneath. Undo the linkage. Tap on the shift rail lightly with a hammer. Then pry on them lightly with a pry bar. Worked them in and out a few times. Then I drove it on my gravel driveway with the hubs unlocked in forward and reverse. Finally popped out of 4 low in reverse with clutch in shifter in neutral still rolling in reverse.

What a nightmare!
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