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Having auto tansmission issues, need help

So last night I installed the new transfer case linkage from Advnaced Adapters, poly spacers in the front, and a new rear trackbar. When it was on the lift I accidently left the key on and the battery died. The tranmission was not touched in any way. Now, when I put the Jeep in gear (in drive and reverse in any combination) there is a "grinding" sound before in goes into gear. It works fine, just gives that faint sound. It isn't too lound, but it audible from the cabin if you have the radio down and are listening.


Checked the fluid and it doesn't smell burnt and is a nice red color. Could it be electrical? I really have no clue what's going on.

BTW...Sirius stopped working as well. Not sure what the deal is with that either.

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Sounds like you might need to adjust the cable for the transfer case.

As for the SAT radio, you might want to check the cables at the back of the stereo. It's possible that one is loose.

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Sounds like you might need to adjust the cable for the transfer case.

As for the SAT radio, you might want to check the cables at the back of the stereo. It's possible that one is loose.

Good luck.
I thought that too, but it's engaging in 4hi 4lo and 2wd

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I thought that too, but it's engaging in 4hi 4lo and 2wd
It might not be engaging all the way until you shift the transmission into drive. Don't know for sure so I'll give you my experience on what happened in my last Jeep, a 2001 Cherokee. I installed a lift kit and had to install a 1 in drop for the transmission cross member. I never did adjust the linkage for the transfer case like I was supposed to, so every once in while I would get a grinding noise and have to play with the transfer case shifter to get it to engage properly.

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anyway you can record with a video camera or have someone outside hold a camera while you recreate the noise?

if i had to guess, it may be drive shafts?

are you talking about while in four low and putting the jeep into either drive or reverse?

or you talking about 2h (normal) and putting it into d/r


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I'll try to get an audio clip. It does it while stationary, so I don't think it's the driveshafts.

I'm going to end up having to adjust the t-case cable, and that's going to be a major pain unless somebody has had this same issue and can pinpoint it for me.

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Don't know if it will help or not, but I remember members stating that a picture in the directions had something reversed. Maybe call AA and see if you have the updated directions and this may have something to do with it?

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The t-case shift lever picture in AA's instructions is backwards! It's not going fully into 2wd HI.

You need to take it off and turn it around, then re-adj. the cable or you'll F.U. the t-case. I sent them a note on this over a year ago and apparent;y they haven't sorted it out yet.

I did a write up on this last year: https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=55527

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The t-case shift lever picture in AA's instructions is backwards! It's not going fully into 2wd HI.

You need to take it off and turn it around, then re-adj. the cable or you'll F.U. the t-case. I sent them a note on this over a year ago and apparent;y they haven't sorted it out yet.

I did a write up on this last year: https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=55527
Well damn. Problem is, it still does it in 4hi, 4lo, etc. Could it still be the issue?

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Well damn. Problem is, it still does it in 4hi, 4lo, etc. Could it still be the issue?
Yes. If it's off in 1, it will be off in all 3 if the shift lever is backwards.
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Thanks guys. Feels good to know what is going on and it can be fixed. And I don't have to take the damn console out again.

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The t-case shift lever picture in AA's instructions is backwards! It's not going fully into 2wd HI.

You need to take it off and turn it around, then re-adj. the cable or you'll F.U. the t-case. I sent them a note on this over a year ago and apparent;y they haven't sorted it out yet.

I did a write up on this last year: https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=55527
Knew I saw it somewhere!!

Sucks they haven't fixed the directions. Seems like they would avoid a lot of headache by fixing them.

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How is the AA kit working out? It's on my short list after other things are sorted out.

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Knew I saw it somewhere!!

Sucks they haven't fixed the directions. Seems like they would avoid a lot of headache by fixing them.

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How is the AA kit working out? It's on my short list after other things are sorted out.
Well done sir, well done.

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I have the same noise, but I don't have a transfer case... 2wd model.
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Knew I saw it somewhere!!

Sucks they haven't fixed the directions. Seems like they would avoid a lot of headache by fixing them.

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How is the AA kit working out? It's on my short list after other things are sorted out.
It's excellent, no more shifting worries and it's precise & firm shifting. As mentioned before, the only negative is that it does transmit a bit of powertrain noise into the cabin that wasn't there before due to the metal on metal mounting. Factory did a good job of insulating the mount with teh stock cable, but it contributes to that rubbery shift feel.

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