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post #1 of 30 Old 10-25-2011, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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I'm a douche, must pay attention!

What a crappy two days. I've been on this forum for almost a year and Sunday I:

1) Went wheeling alone in a stock Rubi to the Pearl River Wildlife Management Area in Mississippi.
2) Went through some mud to get to a back road, finally made it across but decided I didn't need to do that again out of sight of other human traffic.
3) Backed out, went sideways as much as backward but made it. Did I mention that a good bit of mud gets in the cab while making sideways progress!
4) Breathed a huge sigh of relief and shifted back into 2 wheel drive.
5) Transfer case handle was loose as a watermelon fart.
6) Transmission would shift but not out of neutral.
7) Kids came by and chewed my ass out for getting a COD Jeep muddy.
8) Burned the fuck out of my arm on the exhaust pipe trying to reach the TC linkage, oh did I mention, no tools!
9) Waited an hour for a wrecker to drive 37 miles.
10) Waited two days for my Jeep thinking the stealership was going to say I screwed up the TC or transmission or both.

The good news:

1) Dealership fixed the linkage with the 82 cent clip you guys talk about all the time.
2} The Jeep was caked with mud but they fixed it under warranty.
3) They took so long because they reflashed my Nav for updates and completed recall #L35, PCM flash for O2 sensor and EGR monitor.

I think I'm going to invest in the Advanced Adapter cable. I need to pay more attention to what you guys are saying than looking at the Trailer Park!

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post #2 of 30 Old 10-25-2011, 07:26 PM
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Please tell me about this 82 cent clip

I'm sure I'll think of something
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The plastic clips that attach the shifter cable to the transfer case and shifter handle.
Only about 50 million threads about them on here.


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I just watermelon farted.
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LOL! Here's one post about the clips. Do a forum search for "transfer case linkage" for others.

https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showth...r+case+linkage

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Hence the phrase "don't wheel alone"

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Hence the phrase "don't wheel alone"
...at least not without some zip ties, bailing wire, and a couple tools.

At least you made it out and are back in business.

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Check out the thread where we list off all the things we carry when wheeling too.

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It happened to me 2 weekends ago. It's an easy trail fix Charlie if it happens at the T Case. Carry some of those pieces with you. It's easyish if it is the at the shifter too. You have to take the center console out, but all it's only 4 t 27 screws if you have a 07-10. I replaced both in my drive way in less than an hour, but I used some copper fittings from Lowes that fit perfectly on.

Get the cable if you want, but my fix cost 3 dollars, not 189.00
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Don't feel too bad it wasn't at night, and 20 out and your wet with out a change of clothes.


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I think we even have a thread on urban extreme wheeling ...


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Im glad they fixed under warranty for you! my dlr did that for me too.... but i was paranoid and hosed the entire engine bay out for three days before bringing it in! haha

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EVERYONE, needs to deal with the POS transfer case cable clips on BOTH ends. The cheap way is to slice of the "clip" part of the bushings, then install them and slide the cable on the lever. Install a metal washer that closely matches the diameter of the pin on the lever and then hold it in place with a tight fitting "E" clip that grips the indention on the lever pin. (This is much easier to do than describe!)

The more expensive but bulletproof way to fix this once & for all is the Advance Adapters kit, $200.
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I don't use tools much, in fact my wife leaves the house if she sees me with a tool. My project today is to pull the console and actually get acquainted with this POS. This will be an achievement for me and then I can go from there. I tried to buy some clips yesterday at the dealership but they used them fixing my Jeep!

Thanks for the tips everyone, they will not go to waste. Oh, and Dan!

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I don't use tools much, in fact my wife leaves the house if she sees me with a tool. My project today is to pull the console and actually get acquainted with this POS. This will be an achievement for me and then I can go from there. I tried to buy some clips yesterday at the dealership but they used them fixing my Jeep!

Thanks for the tips everyone, they will not go to waste. Oh, and Dan!
Charlie! Vice Grips and 2 good swings with a hammer and the POS 4wd shifter knob comes right off. Just use a towel between the vice grips and the shaft.
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That's a lot of suck. Glad it worked out for you.
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It happened to me 2 weekends ago. It's an easy trail fix Charlie if it happens at the T Case. Carry some of those pieces with you. It's easyish if it is the at the shifter too. You have to take the center console out, but all it's only 4 t 27 screws if you have a 07-10. I replaced both in my drive way in less than an hour, but I used some copper fittings from Lowes that fit perfectly on.

Get the cable if you want, but my fix cost 3 dollars, not 189.00
pictures? part numbers? I remember you talking about doing it but I never looked.

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I fixed my breakage at the tcase with a couple of zipties a little over a year ago. I baby the hell out of it going in and out, but I've had no additional failure since *knock wood*



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Search is your friend Larry! It is in the thread about this same shit right below this one.

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I don't know. It wasn't that hard. My only problem was the striped t bolt on the console. Would have taken maybe 20 min if I didn't have to dick around with that. And for you guys who pull the 4wd shifter off, your crazy. Vice grips and 2 hearty swings of a hammer. Done! No puching yourself, no black eyes.

Here is what I sued to replace the plastic bushing on both ends. I only used the brass coupling insert, but the nut comes with it. It was like $2.14 and it fits perfectly. Lowes in the plumbing section Watts A-218-LF

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Search is your friend Larry! It is in the thread about this same shit right below this one.

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But I didn't want to search, I am lazy today

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You got ripped off. I paid $0.53 per... Purchased about 10 of them just in case.

Mine snapped in a blizzard last year but I was able to crawl underneath and had a friend move the shifter back and fourth so I could see where to re-attach it. Drove it to the dealer the next Monday.

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Just use a towel between the vice grips and the shaft.
That's just good advice in general...especially coming from James!
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Is that just the Rubi T-case that does that? Same thing happened to a brand new Black Ops JK who went wheeling with me one day. Knock on wood I haven't had that problem.

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Here is a pic of what that little clip looks like when broken. This was on the interior linkage. It just crumpled when we removed it.



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That's just good advice in general...especially coming from James!
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