It is stock, no lift. From what I have read the knock or rattle under the hump is a worn transfer case shift linkage bushing. So, I am looking for a kit before the rattle comes to it not staying put..First, welcome to cherokeetalk! Well, two questions: what exactly is transfer case linkage knocking? And what do you mean by kit? Do you mean it's not staying put?
It's a 2000 XJ, but are you lifted, stock? What transfercase do you have?
Well I have a few choices anyway.. What you talked about would explain why it comes and goes. Certain angles in the road must be trigering that frame / body situation causing the rattle.. Thanks..Just an FYI, the factory setup connects to both the body and T-case. These jeeps are unit- body construction. Which means the body twist a little when going over bumps and holes. And the engine, transmission/T-case (powertrain) rotate under normal operation. If you have ever had the hood open when someone revs up an engine, you can literally see the engine move. Because the linkage is connected to the body and the power train, it can easily bind up and not want to engage or disengage. The Azzys setup moves all the connections over onto the power train and eliminates the chance of binding. I've been using his set up for years and I am very pleased.