Help..4WD linkage problem after disconnecting and raising tub?? - JeepForum.com
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post #1 of 7 Old 08-20-2017, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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Help..4WD linkage problem after disconnecting and raising tub??

Hello, I've been preparing for a Safe T Cap on my 2000 TJ Sport. Not having any previous mechanical experience I've been researching and prepping for the past six months. I've been trying to learn in sections. I basically learn how something works, take it apart, and reassemble. My goal is to have an understanding of all the associated parts I need to know for when I'm ready to tackle the Safe T Cap (my Jeep is my only transportation, so I can't afford for it to be out of service for any extended period of time).

Anyhow, this week I learned to raised my tub a few inches for the clearance to weld the back side of the Safe T Cap, which I still don't have a clue how you guys are welding above / behind the upper control arm and brake cable bracket, but that's another story. In the process I disconnected the four bolts on the driver's side floorboard and disconnected the 4wd linkage bracket. When I went to reinstall the bracket it doesn't line up without a lot of force. Did I bend something or is there a trick to this? Or do I just apply the necessary force needed to line up the bolt holes? Nothing looks bent, but something doesn't seem right. Photo attached.

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post #2 of 7 Old 08-20-2017, 11:14 PM
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You could try loosening the adjuster to get it back in place. Then just realign with the shifter and tighten
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post #3 of 7 Old 08-21-2017, 12:23 AM
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Or,,depending on your budget, get a cable shift like a Novak set up and never have to fiddle with it again. I love mine, I know for a fact that whatever twisted up position I have my jeep in I can shift the transfer case the same as if I was flat and level

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Do you currently have a BL? If so, PO probably didn't install a relocation drop bracket on that side. Is the OE bracket hanging upside down in the picture?


Here's a cheaper alternative to the cable shifter.
http://www.advanceadapters.com/produ...ifter-bracket/
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thanks guys.... I actually got it by forcing it up while my wife inserted the bolts. I may invest an alternate cable set up in the future, but for now it's working.

BTW, there's no BL (I meant to add that in the original post)
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thanks guys.... I actually got it by forcing it up while my wife inserted the bolts. I may invest an alternate cable set up in the future, but for now it's working.

BTW, there's no BL (I meant to add that in the original post)
Next time, have someone slowly move the t-case shifter handle until the tub bracket moves up where it needs to be. If you have to force it, it isn't adjusted as correctly as it should be.
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