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Old 03-11-2010, 11:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 86 samurai with stock transfer case. The shifter was real loose and would pop in and out of gears so i changed the shifter bushing in it. Now i cant get it to go in 2wd, only 4 high and 4 low and neutral. I had the same problem befor i changed the bushing out. Please help. Thanks
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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While you have the shifter out, look down inside the case and make sure the notches on the shift rods line up. You can move them by using a large flat bladed screwdriver (just twist). Then replace the shifter and see if there is a difference.

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i will try that when i get home. thanks
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Billjohn is right on the money. I did the same thing when I first removed my shifter. It took me a few minutes to figure it out... I didn't move the shifter when removing it but they still moved some how.
I now see how easy it is to make a twin shifter...

forgot to say - you can move them back to the center with a large straight screwdriver.
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That fixed it!!! thanks for the help. Now i have a bigger problem, I think the ring and pinion is fixing to go out. I have alot of play in the drive shaft. It dosent move up and down but i can turn it with my hand about 3/4 of a inch and it pops and locks up.
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Ok, looks like you are going to have to pull the diff and see what the damage is. If you caught it in time you may get away with just a rebuild (bearing/seal kit).
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Yea Im going to take it out this weekend a check it out. I will they you know what the damage is. I hope its not to bad.
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When I was replacing the oil pan gasket, I noticed the front driveshaft (don't know what that one is called compared to the one in the back) would move (rotate) almost an inch in either direction. I don't know if it makes a difference for the front driveshaft, but the wheels were off the ground and it was in gear. Sounds like the same thing that bdasinger is having, except I don't know if something is locking up. Is this also an indication of a problem?

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I tested mine with the tires on the ground and the transfer case and transmission in neutal and i have some play in the drive shaft. It moves about 3/4 to 1 inch.
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Okay, I'll crawl under later on and try it with the wheels down and in neutral. Maybe I'm okay after all. Thanks bdasinger
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