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Unread 03-11-2013, 09:49 PM   #1
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On a 74 j20 what is the low range cable for? Obviously it has something to do with the low range just not familiar with the whole cable thing. where can I get another one.

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Unread 03-11-2013, 09:59 PM   #2
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Like my 75 J-10, the cable run's back under the body to the low range unit that is attached to your Quadratrac transfer case. When you pull the cable it engages the low range. When pushed in it disengages it.
As far as replaciong the cable, just go get any push-pull cable of the correct length,and diameter, swap it out and you're good to go.
If you're really tired of the cable, find a 1976 or newer FSJ with the Q-Trac and low range, and adapt the lever style shifter to your truck. The lever will go through the floor right next to the tranny hump by your right foot below the front of the seat.
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Unread 03-11-2013, 10:16 PM   #3
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So is that a whole different low range, because I have the typical shifter set up and low range on it also. probably a dumb question but haven't owned many old jeeps like this. Thanks for your help.
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Unread 03-12-2013, 08:37 AM   #4
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Are you saying you have a shifter on the floor that has 4 LO on it also? If that's the case, someone has removed the Q-Trac and installed a different case. The cable shift to Low range is only found with the Q-trac, and is a seperate unit that bolts on to the left hand side of the Q-Trac case. The unit is about 10"-12" in diameter and about 9"-10" in length.
If someone has swapped T-cases on you,(to other than another Q-Trac), the Low-Range cable is useless.
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Unread 03-12-2013, 08:44 PM   #5
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yep I have one on the floor and it even works, I will have to crawl under there tomorrow and see if I can see the other parts you described. Thanks.
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Unread 03-13-2013, 07:01 AM   #6
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Possibly converted to a Dana 20 from Quadratrac? And the cable is vestigial?
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Unread 03-14-2013, 12:43 AM   #7
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yep, no Q-trac anymore, cable is pointless.
Fixin' to make my 75 J-10 the same way. Gonna pull my frehly rebuilt TH400/Q-Trac and replace with a T-18/D-20.
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Unread 03-19-2013, 06:24 AM   #8
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I have the same plan for my 76, Got the tranny, transfer case, and fly wheel now i need to find clutch pedals.
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