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Cant move transfer case shifter from 2 to 4 wheel drive

I had shifted from 2 to 4 wheel drive breifly in the sand , when i had gotten out of the sand shifted back into 2 wheel drive , fifteen minutes later tried to shift back to 4 wheel drive , the shifter is stuck, im very strong couldn´t make the shifter move !

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How do you adjust linkage for transfer case

(1) Shift transfer case into 4L position. (make sure your shifter is fully in the 4L position)
(2) Raise vehicle.
(3) Loosen lock bolt on adjusting trunnion (Fig.
(4) Be sure linkage rod slides freely in trunnion.
Clean rod and apply spray lube if necessary.
(5) Verify that transfer case range lever is fully
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(6) Tighten adjusting trunnion lock bolt.
(7) Lower vehicle

Basically, you are just ensuring that the position you put the lever inside the vehicle is the same position that the transfer case lever is in and then tightening the locking bolt.

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How do I find instructions for changing out 4wd shifter cable/rod ?

that is called the FSM
the OEM factory service manual.
09 JK , i have 08.
what transmission, is there A/T or m/t stick>?? has this
as does tech authority. (FSM source real)
if doing work DIY buy the book first, the read it and ask questions?

is this your first cable? ever?
not even ever fixed a bicycle cable.???

the shifter lever goes to a thing called, the transfer case
i hope you read the operators guide first, and not driving on dry ice free pavement, as that is wrong, so dont blame shifter on your not reading the book.
why not post symptoms first, the your guess. be best huh?
but ill play this game, you asked how, so will tell.

did you scan it first to see if you have C14xx errors.?

jack up car, yet, and have person 1 move lever and person2
look at the transfer case end. to see if the cable even works in
its full range, (1:1 ACTION) ?
IF IT DOES, you are barking up wrong tree.

to remove cable page 7167
1. Shift transfer case into 4L.
2. Raise vehicle.
3. Remove clip securing the transfer case shift cable (2) to the shift cable support bracket.
4. Disengage any additional shift cable routing clips, if necessary.
5. Disengage the shift cable from the transfer case manual lever.
Fig. 111: Shift Lever

6. Lower the vehicle.

but only if its bad. if it moves full range , wheels off ground, its good.


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When I shift manual shifter from 4 wheel drive back to 2 wheel drive, truck does not want to return to 2 wheel drive. Dash light goes off as expected. No service light comes on. I did put truck in reverse...

Just to confirm, you don't have an electrical 4WD selector; you have to move a shifter on the floor of our cab? If that's the case, I'd suspect that you have a linkage misalignment or malfunction that doesn't allow the 4WD selector to completely return to the 2WD position. Putting the truck into reverse and back to drive probably causes a jolt to the 4WD linkage which disengages the transfer case from the driveline. Check for slack or binding in the transfer case shift level linkage (clean and lube the linkage won't hurt).

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shift into 4wd and move truck a couple of feet.
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if wheel turns freely the front axle or transfer case is not engaged
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if no vacuum measured look for vac leak or bad vac switch
if both lines have vac look for a bad vac swithc or ruptured cad actuator diaphragm
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