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Unread 01-08-2011, 08:39 PM   #1
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1980 Sj 4lo

Hi i just git a 1980 Sj and am trying to figure out how to put it in 4 lo, its nothing like my cherokee, i lock the hub put the selector in 4hi and its fine but if i try to put it in low the lever and light says its in 4lo but it make that high pitch grinding/whining noise like its not lined up. what am i doing wrong or not doing

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Unread 01-09-2011, 02:17 PM   #2
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The linkage may be bent, or out of wack a lil. You may have to push it down a lil more than you are. Or get under it and see if the bushings or rods are out of wack. I had the same issue on my old Grand Waggy. I messed with it till I got it right.
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Unread 01-10-2011, 07:05 PM   #3
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Chances are good that there is a reverse neutral lock. I'm not sure when they did away with that feature, but I have it on my 73.

I need to shift into reverse, then into neutral, and then the lever goes right into 4lo. Same to get it out. You need to fiddle with it shifting from P to R to N ot from N to R to N to try and get it to shift in.
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Unread 01-17-2011, 01:30 AM   #4
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I had to shut mine off, shift into low then start up again. That was when my high forward clutches were just about dead and fried together.
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Unread 01-18-2011, 03:48 PM   #5
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iv tried all those things and still nothing, like it wont go all the way in , is there shift forks or somthing inside that might be bent?
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Unread 01-18-2011, 07:59 PM   #6
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That or the linkage may not be pushing it all the way.
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