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Unread 06-11-2008, 04:17 PM   #1
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Transfer Case Novak Shifter Intall..

Had a problem with my install today.

Couldn't get the length of the threaded rod with the two hem joints on either side to fit right. I called Novak and they said people have cut them. Anyone else had this problem. I gave up until I knew that it had been done before.

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Unread 06-11-2008, 04:21 PM   #2
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Did you change any of the mounting locations in the bracket from how it ships from the factory? I had a hell of a time getting my Novak shifter set up properly until I restored it back to the way it was put together by the factory. I didn't realize they kind of pre-set it for a TJ. I don't think I ended up cutting any of the threaded rod off but it's possible since I had help and there was a lot of frustration getting it put together so it shifted properly. It's great now.
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Unread 06-11-2008, 04:22 PM   #3
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i didnt cut mine
my install
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Hey Tim, a big hearty welcome to JF! What, as the resident Novak expert do you have a permanent crawler set up so you can detect Novak shifter discussions no matter what Jeep forum they're in?
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Hey Tim, a big hearty welcome to JF! What, as the resident Novak expert do you have a permanent crawler set up so you can detect Novak shifter discussions no matter what Jeep forum they're in?
hi jerry,
been a member for a while (03) but i tend to lurk here more than post which is very, very obvious huh?
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I originally had it in the set position it was sent in. t. dome, yours looks like a completely different assembly...

Mine looks like this...


http://www.novak-adapt.com/images/pi...mbled_view.jpg
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T-Dome has an earlier version that has a reversed shift pattern where 4Lo is forward and 2Hi is pulled all the way towards you. You and I have the same newer version of the shifter which has the same shift pattern the OE shifter does.
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Hmm. I was trying to line it up with the hole in the tub, as if it was reverse shifting, I read that it was reverse shift pattern.

Any pictures jerry??
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I don't have any pics like T-Dome has but I'll look tonight when I get home to see if I have one that might be useful. If you bought it recently, it's a non-reversed shift pattern. Some older ads might still say it has a reverse shift pattern but Novak switched it after too many complaints. All currrently shipping Novaks shift so all the way forward is 2Hi, all the way back is 4Lo.
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Just got it tuesday.

TIA for any pics.
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i think i can make mine shift with 2 lo to the rear and 2 hi up front but i like it the way it is for now. its cooler to have weird jeep stuff these days

btw novak is a great company that offers wonderful customer service. i like their product too
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