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Unread 07-23-2007, 08:50 AM   #1
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T-case linkage falling apart

Morning everyone. My T-case linkage keeps comming off at the point where the lower end of the rod fits into another bracket( in the middle of the system) There is a rubber grommet that the rod presses into. The rubber piece is getting worn out. Has anyone made a better connection point?

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Unread 07-23-2007, 11:41 AM   #2
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I am having the same problem with the grommet on the Adjusting block. I though about welding a stud on there and putting a nylon lock nut on there and keep the grommet as a bearing surface.

Jeep dealership only has one in stock . Seams like a bad design. Easy and cheap but bad . Just one more thing they should had done differently from the drawing board.
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Unread 07-23-2007, 01:58 PM   #3
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X3. I'm wondering if anyone has adapted a cable system instead of the linkage that is used.
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Unread 07-23-2007, 02:07 PM   #4
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X3. I'm wondering if anyone has adapted a cable system instead of the linkage that is used.
A cable system would be complicated because the lever must push as well as pull. If it was done correctly it would be a lot smother I bet. Just more complicated than I wish to fathom. I will be all over one as soon as someone else comes up with a design
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Unread 07-23-2007, 09:36 PM   #5
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A relocation bracket will take care of this problem, it makes the bracket seperate from the body which keeps it from binding causing the linkage to pop out.
A fellow member of my Jeep Club made his own, here's a link: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f46/tc-shifter-bracket-394210/


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Unread 07-23-2007, 10:27 PM   #6
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Here's a nice solution:

http://www.novak-adapt.com/catalog/kit_sk2x.htm
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Unread 07-24-2007, 01:15 AM   #7
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A cable system would be complicated because the lever must push as well as pull. If it was done correctly it would be a lot smother I bet. Just more complicated than I wish to fathom. I will be all over one as soon as someone else comes up with a design

That sounds like a challenge!

Was thinking of trying a Morse cable and making the appropriate brackets. WHEN I get the time and if it works, I'll post the steps and final results.
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Unread 07-24-2007, 07:45 AM   #8
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Why mess with cables?

Why not just fab a shifter that connects directly to the linkage like the one I posted a link to above?
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Why mess with cables?

Why not just fab a shifter that connects directly to the linkage like the one I posted a link to above?
That is a good idea, but doing things different is part of the fun!

Maybe I'll do both!
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Why mess with cables?

Why not just fab a shifter that connects directly to the linkage like the one I posted a link to above?
I wish I had just sucked it up and got that novak shifter. I probably will eventually but until money is available I will just keep hacking up my AA bracket until its right.
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