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Trouble shifting into 4 wheel drive

I have a 2004 jeep wrangler. I am having trouble shifting into 4 wheel drive, when i pull the lever up it seem as if it doesn't engage in any gears. about half way up it stops and feels as if its hitting something solid and will not go up any further. can anyone give me some insight as to what this may be??

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The lever is hooked up to a cable system that hooks into each type of drive. It could be that the wire hook end is missing the notch to engage in 4x4 and passes it instead. You can get easy access to it directly underneath the shifter under the jeep.

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