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Unread 09-14-2013, 05:16 PM   #1
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Novak cable t-case shifter broke two cables?

A friend in my local Jeep club has had two broken t-case shifter cables on his Novak shifter. He says it is installed properly, does anyone have any insight into this problem?

He's about to replace the Novak with the Advance Adapters kit if he can't figure out why he has had two broken shifter cables.

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A friend in my local Jeep club has had two broken t-case shifter cables on his Novak shifter. He says it is installed properly, does anyone have any insight into this problem?

He's about to replace the Novak with the Advance Adapters kit if he can't figure out why he has had two broken shifter cables.
A bit of clarification on the break would help. There has been an issue with the crimps that hold the housing ends onto the housing not being tight enough. If you try to shift it and heave on it without it rolling, it will squirt the housing end off of the housing. Not technically a break but more of a crimp failure.

Gerald did the same thing to the cable shifters from AA on his Atlas before he learnt not to.
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Just had to teach my son the same thing yesterday. We installed the Novak on his TJ and he was still having a hard time putting in 4 low. He would come to a complete stop then try to yank it up. I told him let that thing roll just a little. He did that and it's smooth as butter. Another lesson learnt.

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Thank you Blaine. I sent him a link to this thread & he said you described what happened perfectly... that he yanked hard on it while sitting in the driveway & it broke. As said, it's best to be rolling a tad when pulling it into 4Lo.
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Thank you Blaine. I sent him a link to this thread & he said you described what happened perfectly... that he yanked hard on it while sitting in the driveway & it broke. As said, it's best to be rolling a tad when pulling it into 4Lo.
Let him know that no cable of that type will withstand that abuse long term.

If he wants to yank on it, he needs to go back to solid links and rod ends and then hope he doesn't break the shift fork in the t-case.
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Will do, thanks Blaine.
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I remember binding during instal and trying to adjust it. It would bind real bad and start spreading/bending brackets. Now i have it dialed in so well i cam shift without any problems at all, it did take a good while and lots of frustration...
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