ok what do i need to look for? i am mechanically inclined, however i am new to 4WD and jeeps. (im used to lowering 2wd trucks) when i am looking at the transfer case what do i need to be looking for?Try checking the linkage first. If for some reason it is bent or jammed against something, your handle will not move. It may also need adjustment. Post up what you find, if it's not that I'm sure we'll throw more suggestions at ya.
where is this located at, and what is it supposed to look like? and would a haynes or chiltons show it?200XJ said:Yep, check that linkage. They're actually a pretty thin and flimsy piece of metal, and too much force will cause it to bend. They're very easy to replace though, no worries.
alright, i appreciate it. i will take a look when i get home and post up my findings...The transfercase is behind the trans, held up by the horizontal crossmember just about where the front door and rear door meet in the middle of the rig. The linkage will be to the front of the crossmember on the driverside.
Crawl under and on the driverside looking up, you will see a lever coming through the tub. That lever will connect to the linkage.
It will look something like what you see in the right half of this photo:
A Haynes or Chiltons should show it, but I'm not sure if they do. As for bending it back, you may be able to, but then you'll have issues shifting unless you get it nearly perfect. You're going to have to remove it to straighten it, so you might as well just install a new one. If you have any doubt, just snap a few pics of what you see and post them up.