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post #1 of 5 Old 07-27-2013, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 1980 cj7 with a tf999 and a Dana 300 transfer case.

I've recently noticed the shifter on the t-case is loose. It's really tough to get it to shift to neutral or into 4wd. When it finally does the shifter
Moves/wiggles freely while driving if I hit a bump.

Is this a bad linkage? I've googled it, and that seems to be a common diagnosis, but the pictures I find aren't clear as to what it should look like. I've not done Much with the transfer case so I'm a little bit hesitant To go pulling it apart without any knowledge.

Is the best access through the floor or from underneath?

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post #2 of 5 Old 07-27-2013, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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Found a photo and traced the problem down to a really loose nut. I tightened it pretty tight and the shifter has no play in it. Is that okay or should it have a little?

It seems to shift correctly, although getting it into 4 hi is a little tough/ subtle. 2 and neutral are very easy.
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post #3 of 5 Old 07-27-2013, 05:00 PM
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Back the nut off 1/2 turn.
I use loc-tite on mine so it doesn't move.
LG
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post #4 of 5 Old 02-23-2014, 04:37 PM
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I have the same problem, where is that nut you tightened?
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post #5 of 5 Old 02-23-2014, 04:41 PM
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Get under your Jeep and L O O K

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/tr...-300-a-557960/


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Have'n you along, is like loose'n 2 good men
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