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Suzuki sj 410 transfer box jammed

I cannot move the lever to select 4 wd it is jammed in 2 w h
Is there any way i can fix it to stay in 4wd low as i need to travel around woodland tracks.

Never had a 4wd vehicle before, any advice appreciated.

Thanks Will

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  • brave will Nov 03, 2008

    Thanks Ratberto the Suzuki is park on a woodland track at the moment,i will carry out the work soon.

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The thing to do to get it unjammed now is to remove the transfer shifter biushing and then replace it.  Remove the cover, then the boot, then depress and rotate the retaining ring (can be done with needle nose pliers inserted nose-down).  Then pull out the black rubber ring, wipe it off, then reinstall everything.  Get the transfer case into some gear and get back home.  When you get back home buy a new transfer case bushing from somebody like Suzuki John on Ebay.  The new bushing will fix the problem.

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  • ratberto Nov 03, 2008

    You can try the emergency fix and then shift into 4L and leave it there.  If you try to shift you may end up in neutral and immobile, which happened to me.  I would replace the bushing regardless.  

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