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Trouble shifting into 4wheel drive

I have a 95 grand cherokee with the 6 cyl.. My front drive shaft blew out on me way back when and i was running with no front shaft for a few months till i got the ujoints changed out. I just now put the shaft back on tonight and now i cant get it to shift into part time 4 or full time 4wheel drive at all. Its almost like the transfer case jammed up on the inside? I checked out the linkage and even took the linkage off the Tcase and the linkage works fine. But when the linkage is hooked up, it wont go into 4 at all. i tried to shift into 4 wheel manually when the linkage was off and it didnt seem like it wanted to budge. Am i missing something here or what? Is there a trick to putting this into 4 wheel drive or what?

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    mike harris May 11, 2010

    artic429, which transfer case is in your jeep? if your not sure there is a round tag on the transfer case to identify it get back to me and see if we can determine your problem, you say the front drive shaft blew out, what happened or what were the circumstances?



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I will get back to you on that but i think it was the 272 case. The back knuckle was the one that blew out and it was drove so hard after that , that it actually cracked the old trasfer case in half !!!!! I put the new transfer case in and put the old shaft back on to see if it would engage in 4 wheel and it did and then i took the shaft back off till i got it fixed. when i put the new shaft on it didnt want to go into 4 wheel. thats when i tried to engage it manually without the linkage hooked up and it wouldnt go in. I didnt know if i had to be moving for it to go into 4 wheel or not. Im not familiar with jeeps at all but i am good with wrenches. I will get back with more specs on the transfer case.

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Was it the rear u-joint on the front shaft that broke and did it damage the linkage?

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