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post #1 of 2 Old 09-24-2015, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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6-Speed/T-Case Neutral Issue

Was out in Big Bear running Gold Mountain a couple weeks ago, and on our way down the trail at the end of the day I pressed the clutch to change gears and noticed the clutch felt a little stiffer than usual. After letting off the pedal and giving it some throttle it was acting like it was in neutral.

We decided we didn't feel like looking at it on the trail and since we were already at the bottom I towed it home with the truck and it's been sitting ever since.

I read about the T-Case linkage issue so that's where I looked first. This doesn't seem to be the issue since I can still feel and hear the T-Case shifting. I tried putting it in 2HI, 4HI, and 4LO and still the Jeep acts like it's in neutral in all gears. Once started I can shift through all gears without much resistance, except reverse which gives me a bit more trouble without the clutch pressed.

Anybody have any ides or experience with this sort of issue on a JK? There were no symptoms of the clutch going out before this, and everything worked fine up until this happened.

2007 Wrangler Unlimited X 6-Speed
Front Rubicon D44 sleeved/gusseted, Front OX air locker, Rear Detroit locker, 5.13's, 17" Raceline RT231 beadlocks, 37" Cooper STT Pro tires, 3.5" Metalcloack springs, Front RK lower control arms, Rubicon express drag link, RK aluminum pro tie rod

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post #2 of 2 Old 09-26-2015, 06:35 AM
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Having just went through the transfer case linkage break, I can say with certainty that you will know if it is your transfer case. My TC lever was just free flowing through its range. My TC linkage came off at the TC, so it was easy to diagnose.

Good luck on the repairs. At least you made it off the trail before it gave out.

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