04-15-2009, 12:31 PM
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: MIAMI FL USA
hi welcome to the forum .the first problem that i had after i get my samy was the transfer case stock in neutral and i get this answer from a member of this forum and this solve the problem ,i hope this will help you
Don't worry this is an easy fix. What's happened is the bush which keeps the transfer case gear lever in position has disintegrated and allowed the gear lever to drop leaving the transfer case stuck in neutral. You can fix this from inside the cab, no need to remove the T case or even get under the vehicle. Don't know how much a new bush will cost you but here in Australia it's between 15 and 20 dollars depending on where you buy it. The way to replace the bush is:
1 Remove T case gear knob.
2 Remove the screws holding the T case gear lever boot and remove the boot.
3 Remove the smaller boot from the top of the T case where the lever attaches to the T case.
4 Push down and turn the lock ring holding the gear lever in position, it's a bayonet fitting.
5 Lift the gear lever out.
6 Install the new bush in its seat, you'll be able to see where it goes.
7 Installation of the gear lever is the reverse of removing it.
This shouldn't take more then an hour all up. If there are any remnants of the old bush in the seat make sure you remove them otherwise you won't be able to push the lock ring down far enough to lock it.