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post #1 of 12 Old 03-05-2017, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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Jeep wrangler tj

Went Wheeling today and now when I start my jeep it's tough to get it to go anywhere. I have to rev the gas a lot harder than usual to get it to go forward or reverse and then it pops like the break is being released allowing it to move. Is this because of the cold? Caliper? Maybe I hit something when I went Wheeling? Any ideas?



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post #2 of 12 Old 03-05-2017, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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BTW it's a manual, 98 tj. Lifted and on 35s. Transmission was just rebuilt that is not the problem.

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post #3 of 12 Old 03-05-2017, 10:24 PM
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Sounds like your transfer case is simply still in 4Low. Have you tried shifting back into 2Hi?

If you tried without success and if the transfer case lever feels loose/sloppy its shift mechanism likely just slipped out of adjustment. That's easily fixed with just a 1/2" wrench. The rod connecting to the transfer case likely just pulled out of the bracket connected to the shift lever. There's just one bolt with a 1/2" head that is supposed to hold that shift rod in adjustment.

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Thank you! I will give it a try tomorrow. Hopefully it's that simple!

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It's been in 2 but I am going to try to shift to 4 then back to 2

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Make sure you cycle fwd on non-paved surface to prevent driveline bind


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That was it! Thanks.

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That was it! Thanks.
The shift rod had pulled out of adjustment?

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Make sure you cycle fwd on non-paved surface to prevent driveline bind


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I thought it was backward you were supposed to go to ease potential bind in the TC, although realistically I believe this is much more of an issue for gear driven TCs, rather than chain driven.
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I just put it back in four wheel pulled forward, shifted back to 2 reversed and it was fine.

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I just put it back in four wheel pulled forward, shifted back to 2 reversed and it was fine.
Good. And just so you know for the future, there's no benefit or reason to shift into reverse after shifting out of 4x4 with our type of transfer case.

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Oh, that's good know. Thanks

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