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205 stuck in 4 lo

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by nose60, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. nose60

    nose60 Registered Member

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    :confused: WTF I was checking this thing out after instaling the shifter and it is now stuck in 4 lo I have heard of this before how do u get it unstuck?
     
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    70~K5 1/2 ton status

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    Have you tried unlocking the front hubs? Sometimes you have to really yank on the shifter.
     
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    pvfjr 1/2 ton status

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    I've had that happen before, seems like it always helped to unlock the hubs and back up just a little, and try to pull it out while SLOWLY coming to a stop. This is with a manual though. If you're auto, you probably want to do this in nuetral.
     
  4. nose60

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    the front drive shaft is out I am swaping th 350 203 to sm465 205 in a 79 k5 has gone smooth untill now
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    I would suggest looking at the shifter since you just installed it. Something there has to be wrong or a part missing (sorry).

    Until you can diagnose the shifter issue you could get under it and disconnect the shifter from the case and manually work the shift rails (with a pry bar, etc.) to get it out of low.
     
  6. nose60

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    pry bar bent :mad: I will have to try after I get it moving thanks guys. guess I will not have to worry about it popin out like the 203 :grin:
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    eew... are you sure the 205 was ok before you installed it?
     
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    drove the doner truck home got it from a friend worked last time we went weelin
     
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    Don't know if this'll help or not but I have to be rolling forward very slowly to get mine out of 4lo. Usually takes a few tries to get it to shift.
     
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    I do the same, with lockers they often bind up quite hard.

    Back up and pull forward while pushing forward on the shifter...it'll usually come out.
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    For those that missed this part...

     
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    Get a big hammer...
     
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    My bad on missing the front driveshaft part, but you may need to turn the front yolk to get the gears to mesh, might take two ppls. from what i understand, these boxes aint synchod so if the gears dont line up it aint shiftin.
     
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    mine is tough to shift too...

    I have to either back up or go forward quickly(punch it!)and then yank on the lever while you let off the gas--its due to the axles binding up,usually from being on tar instead of a slippery surface--I've got it down to a science now,when I first put in my NP205 I thought it was trashed,since I bought it from a boneyard,and found it in the back of an old P series bread van,they didnt know what it came out of,or if it was any good--I had to pay 150 bucks for it too,it was the only one available at the time--It works good though,just a pain to shift sometimes..:crazy:
     
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    mines the same way,somtimes u get lucky and it will go,other time takes a foot or two,im runnin 4.11s in the frnt and 4.10s in the rear, usually it goes in after i put it in neutral and rock it,if i had too
     
  16. nose60

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    Big Hammer worked

    When all else fails get a bigger hammer. I tried rocking it after it was all together no worky. I had to remove the rear cover and use a punch and hammer all works well now:grin: . I think someone(one of 3 son's 4 year old with hammers) jamed the front shift pin when it was on the garage floor. Darn yard ape's:crazy: . thanks for all the input. :laugh: (shackle flip 4" lift next):laugh:
     
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    Mine will bind up in 4lo. I roll the truck forward and back pulling backward on the t-case handle while I do it. Sometimes a quick blip of throttle while in reverse will allow me to get her out of 4 lo as well.
     
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    I have the same problem when trying to get back to 2wd, I know when I put it in 4lo I have to be in park and my foot can't be on the brake. but to take it out and go to 2wd I have to be in Nuetral with the hubs unlocked and my foot off the brake. It's stiff but once it's out of 4lo it is smooth.


    I would just try to rock the vehicle back and forth a few feet and try again, it could be in a bind? Good luck
     

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