I've had my TJ for about a month now and haven't had any problems until today. The problem is with my transfer case (I Think). I have a 2000 TJ Sahara with the 4.0 and an automatic transmission and 106,584 miles. Everything is stock as far as i can tell.
Here's the problem: It was snowing in NY and i was driving at about 20mph and i shifted from 2H to 4H and my transfer case went to neutral i played around trying to get my jeep out of neutral and found that all of the positions are wrong. I got the Jeep into 2H and found 4H which was about half way to the 4H position and when I pull the handle into the 4H position it shifts to neutral. The other problem is that when the jeep was in transfer case neutral and i final stopped i could not put the auto trans. into park, there was a lot of grinding and i needed to shut the jeep of to put it into 2H. The Jeep drives the same with no noises or bumping or slipping in both 2H and 4H.
I need help trying to figure this out. I don't think the T-case is broke because it drives fine but i'm not sure about the linkage between the handle and the T-case. I've heard that there is a poor design of these parts and i know there are relocation brackets. I've also heard that shifting to 4L can mess up the transfer case if the Jeep is stopped or going to fast, since I've only had the Jeep a month and I don't know what the previous owners have done. Any suggestions or ideas would be greatly appreciated and i plan on fixing the problems my self. Is there a way to check the linkage without dropping the T-case.