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First time poster, transfer case question...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by joel300zxt, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. joel300zxt

    joel300zxt Newbie

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    Hey guys,
    I have a question. I just bought an 84 Jimmy for cheap. The drive train is solid except for the fact that when put into 4 wheel drive high it will not stay engaged. The previous owner rigged a bungy cord setup to hold the shift lever in place. This seems to work pretty good, although it is a little ghetto in my book. I was just wondering what would cause this problem and what kind of solutions there may be. This is my first time posting, so if I let out some crucial info or have just made an ass of myself for not following etiquette please accept my apologies.
    Joel
     
  2. JIMs70K25

    JIMs70K25 1/2 ton status

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    Body lift or transfer case lowered causing the shifter to hit sheetmetal or shifter needs adjusting.
     
  3. 89GMCSuburban

    89GMCSuburban 1/2 ton status

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    Could also be a bad detent ball/spring in the t-case... Does it even have a body lift....or any kind of lift on it?
     
  4. JIMs70K25

    JIMs70K25 1/2 ton status

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    forgot about play in the linkage.
     
  5. Leper

    Leper 1/2 ton status

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    Make sure the linkage is solid and not hitting anything.
     
  6. mrhoes

    mrhoes 1/2 ton status

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    Your transfer case might need a rebuild, mine used to pop out of 4 high and I adjusted the linkage and it helped some but it still did it. When ever I get my K5 running again I am going to rebuild the t-case. There are some plastic pads on the shift fork and when they wear out it makes it hard to shift into 4wd.
     

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