I have a 2000 TJ that won't shift out of 2WD. I can't move it into neutral, 4HI, or 4LO. The lever seems to be stuck in the position it is currently in.
My transfer case is completely covered in ice. The entire area around my transfer case from the skid plate up to the bottom of the body is filled in with ice.
Could my linkage be stuck due to the ice? I am not completely familiar with how the linkage connects the lever to the transfer case.
The temp is supposed to be 15-20 degrees warmer tomorrow. The high is 25 degrees. I am hoping to take my Jeep to the self-serve car wash and use pressured hot water to blast the ice out from the underside of my Jeep. My suspension was coated to the point where things started vibrating while going down the road but I was able to chip off enough ice to eliminate the vibrations. I have been using 4HI off-and-on over the past few weeks without any problems, before today. I even put the Jeep in 4LO during the last big snow storm just to make sure there were no issues with it.