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post #1 of 8 Old 09-26-2012, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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4 Wheel Dive Low Not Locking In

So I was messing around with the gears today and when I got to the 4 wheel drive low it'll hit it but the gear won't lock in for some reason. The gear itself should be fine since I drove it in 4 low gear but it always just pops out after about 10 feet and I was wheeling about a week ago and it worked just fine. Help please I have no idea what's wrong with it.

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post #2 of 8 Old 09-26-2012, 03:08 PM
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do you have a body lift?

have you adjusted your TC linkage?
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So I was messing around with the gears today and when I got to the 4 wheel drive low it'll hit it but the gear won't lock in for some reason. The gear itself should be fine since I drove it in 4 low gear but it always just pops out after about 10 feet and I was wheeling about a week ago and it worked just fine. Help please I have no idea what's wrong with it.
You're out of adjustment is all.
I assume you have a body lift?

At any rate, get under the jeep, loosen the bolt on top of the adjustment rod, manually shift into 4-low at the t-case, move the handle into 4-low, tighten the adjustment bolt and you should be good to go.

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You're out of adjustment is all.
I assume you have a body lift?

At any rate, get under the jeep, loosen the bolt on top of the adjustment rod, manually shift into 4-low at the t-case, move the handle into 4-low, tighten the adjustment bolt and you should be good to go.
X2 on checking your linkage, it may be just enough out of whack to not fully engage. It doesn't take much time or elbow grease to fix it. Maybe like 10-15 minutes if your taking your time.

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I haven't worked on my T-case before, so does the t-case skid have to come off? and where exactly is this linkage thing I looked but didn't find it
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oh and it worked fine only a week ago so would it get messed up within that time?
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oh and it worked fine only a week ago so would it get messed up within that time?
No, you don't need to remove the skid. And yes, the linkage is a Rube Goldberg type contraption that easily gets messed up. Usually every couple wheeling trips I have to re adjust.
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here, this may help

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