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Wont go in to gear

I have a 1987 Samurai the transfer case got knoked out of gear and will not go badk in to gear 4 wheel or 2wheel drive.


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Get the levers into neutral b4 reinstalling shifter.
real pain.

Posted on Oct 02, 2008

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Underneath transfer shifter is what is called a "sheet" under the shift lever ball. The sheet is a plastic spacer that breaks up, remove broken pieces and tnstall new shet, available at a Suzuki dealer

Posted on Sep 19, 2008

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