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I just swapped a rubi case into my x. It will not come out of four wheel drive. My linkage is fine. I'm not sure if there is something sticking. The guy I bought it from said it had been sitting for over a year. I changed the fluid and it looked clean. Does anyone have any experience with this. I'm going to pull it out and tear it down my next day off. Just want some ideas on what the problem may be. I shifted in and out of 4hi while moving forward and reverse. Pulled the front shaft and drove it for about 60 miles hoping it would free it up. Put the front shaft back in and it is definitely in 4hi. It does shift in and and of 4 lo fine.

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I even removed the linkage and front drive shaft. Then pulled the shifter on the case as far forward as I could. And the front yoke would not free spin like it should. I am convinced it's an internal issue. But I won't know until I tear it down. But what throws me is the dash lights correspond with the linkage position.
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Un hook the shifter cable and manually push the linkage on the xfer case all the back which should be in 2hi.

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Un hook the shifter cable and manually push the linkage on the xfer case all the back which should be in 2hi.
This is not that way. If I push the linkage on the transfer case to the back it goes in 4lo.
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This is what Is what I'm saying
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Maybe I am thinking this upside down.

Does it make sense that when you shift from 2Hi into 4Lo that you are pulling the cable which would pull the linkage forward?

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Maybe I am thinking this upside down.

Does it make sense that when you shift from 2Hi into 4Lo that you are pulling the cable which would pull the linkage forward?
That makes total sense to me. And before I looked at this. I would have assumed. That was the way it worked.
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This will clear up the confusion
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swap your hairpin clip for a e-clip or turn the hairpin around so it does not hit the back of the housing and keep you from going into 2-hi.
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swap your hairpin clip for a e-clip or turn the hairpin around so it does not hit the back of the housing and keep you from going into 2-hi.
That is not my linkage. Just an example I found. I have an issue inside my transfer case.

I have done some research and believe the issue is going to be with the mode selector arm or gear.

I am taking it back out and tearing it down tomorrow. I will update what I find
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Well I got it figured out.

Apparently the previous owner of this case had changed the input gear bearing(#40). Upon reassembly he decided to leave out the input gear thrust washer(37), the carrier lock ring(78), and the lock ring(39). And installed the input bearing retainer(44) in that space and then installed the snap ring(41).

This caused the main shaft(19) to sit 4mm to the front o the case. Which prevented the synchronizer stop ring(29) from disengaging by the said 4mm.

I have parts on order to reassemble. Thanks for the input guys.

Hope that makes sense. I tried to describe it the best I could.
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Seller gonna make things right? I just put a rubi case in my X and would have been pissed if there was an issue since seller said it was perfect.

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He answered the first time I called. He said he would talk to his buddy "mechanic at Chrysler" and get back with me the next day. He has not answered the phone again.
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Well that was fucking brilliant of him.

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Oh and I Said the fluid I drained out originally was clean. But this time it was full of rust. The inside of this case looks as if it set for awhile without fluid. He must have filled it up just so it looked good when I checked it.

After the 60 or so miles I put on the case. The fluid came out almost orange.

I will clean it all up and have to do a few extra fluid changes. But I think I will be ok.

Pretty shitty for a "ready to go case"
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What a fuckhead. If he doesn't make this better in some way you need to call him out.

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That sucks man...I'd be concerned if they were into that case before and didn't get it back together right...makes you wonder if/how long they ran it in 4wd because they couldn't get it into 2wd. I'd be pretty pissed if I were you and wasn't told that the case was apart/something was changed prior to purchase. Hope you get it all sorted out. Might wanna look over the other bearings and the gears while you have it apart an look for wear and/or signs of them getting hot.

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I got it all back together and it's working fine now.
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