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post #1 of 5 Old 07-21-2009, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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DANA 20 shift pattern

New to Jeep thing, want to know if Dana has 5 shift locations. Have a 77 CJ5 with 258 and 3 spd. PO installed billiard balls for shift knobs so no pattern. Seems to have 4hi 2hi N 2lo 4lo by watching front shaft turn. Online parts places don't show this pattern for replacement knobs in pics. Any help would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 5 Old 07-21-2009, 06:57 PM
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Should be in the following order from front of vehicle to back:

4hi
2hi
N
4low

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post #3 of 5 Old 07-21-2009, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, found in an old thread that 2lo comes from t case being worn and not going into 4lo all the way
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-21-2009, 08:49 PM
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yep, mine goes into 2lo, which i found pretty confusing at first as i didn't know this was possible, it's not the most useful thing, but i think it's kinda cool

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post #5 of 5 Old 07-22-2009, 09:55 AM
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2lo is a result of the linkage getting worn, not the transfer case. Slop develops in the linkage allowing the shift rod for the rear output to go into low range while the shift rod for the front output is still in neutral.

With fresh linkage parts both shift rods engage low at the same time. You can actually shim the slop out of the linkage by adding AN washers and each connecting point, but having 2lo can be useful.
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